Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bun/creatinine ratio-based hydration for preventing stroke-in-evolution after acute ischemic stroke.

This study found that rehydration of patients with an ischemic stroke and a BUN/Cr ratio of >= 15 was associated with a decreased risk of stroke in evolution. The rehydration group received a normal saline bolus of 300 to 500 cc then 40 to 80 ml/hr x 72H. The second group did not receive a normal saline bolus and IVF rate was much less day #1 and was 0 ml/hr days 2 and 3.
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