Balanced Crystalloids May Cut Kidney Complications Compared With Saline

By February 28, 2018

The results showed no difference in the number of hospital-free days between either group but the balanced crystalloids group had a lower incidence of major adverse kidney events ≤30 days vs the saline group.

Potential Microbial Growth Prompts Recall of Several Injectable Solutions

By June 16, 2017

The affected lots were distributed in the U.S, Dutch Antilles, Barbados, Canada, Philippines, Kuwait, and Singapore between January to June 2017.

Water Intake May Play a Role in Weight Management, Study Finds

July 13, 2016

Staying adequately hydrated may be associated with a lower risk of obesity, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Diluted Apple Juice Suitable Alternative for Kids with Mild Gastroenteritis

By May 02, 2016

For children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration, initiating diluted apple juice followed by their preferred fluids led to fewer treatment failures vs. electrolyte maintenance solution, according to findings from a study published in JAMA.

DripDrop Rehydration Solution Launched in Stores

By June 23, 2015

DripDrop rehydration solution is now available to treat and prevent dehydration in Rite Aid stores across the country.

Review Examines Inappropriate Prescribing of IV Fluids

June 16, 2015

Inappropriate prescribing of intravenous (IV) fluids most often involves incorrect volumes and types of IV fluids prescribed.

Human Hair in Sodium Chloride Container Prompts Recall

By March 06, 2015

Hospira announced a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection VisIV flex container following a confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit.

Human Hair Found in Sodium Chloride Injection

By January 23, 2015

Hospira announced a voluntary recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection due to particulate matter sealed in the bag at the additive port area. The particulate matter was identified as a human hair.

Baxter Recalls Two Lots of Sodium Chloride Injection

December 15, 2014

Baxter announced a voluntary recall of two lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection due to particulate matter found in the solution. The particulate matter was identified as a fragment of the frangible from the vial adapter.

Possible Leak with Certain LifeCare IV Solutions

October 15, 2014

Hospira announced a voluntary recall of various lots of several intravenous (IV) solutions in its LifeCare line due to potential for leakage.

CDC: Extreme Weather Kills Thousands Each Year in U.S.

July 31, 2014

Heat waves, heat stroke, or sun stroke caused nearly one-third of more than 10,600 weather-related deaths reported between 2006-2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For Dehydration, Brain Has Coping Mechanism

July 28, 2014

Although dehydration significantly reduces blood flow to the brain, researchers in England have found that the brain compensates by increasing the amount of oxygen it extracts from the blood.

Baxter Recalls Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride Injections

July 17, 2014

Baxter announced a voluntary recall of one lot of highly concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection 20mEq/50mL in a ViaFlex Container and three lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection due to particulate matter, found in the solutions.

For Heat Stroke Victims, Cool First, Then Transport

July 01, 2014

New guidelines released Friday by the National Athletic Trainer's Association say heat stroke victims need immediate cooling before they are taken to a hospital.

Imported Sodium Chloride Inj to Aid Critical Shortage

April 30, 2014

In response to the critical shortage of 0.9% Sodium Chloride (normal saline) injection, Baxter announced it will temporarily distribute in the U.S. normal saline produced in its Spain manufacturing facility.

FDA Addresses IV Fluids Shortage

January 21, 2014

The FDA is working to address a shortage of intravenous (IV) solutions, particularly 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection.

Baxter Recalls Dextrose and Sodium Chloride Solutions

December 27, 2013

Baxter announced a voluntary recall of one lot of 5% Dextrose Injection and four lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection due to particulate matter found in the solutions.

FDA: No HES Solutions for Critically Ill

June 25, 2013

The FDA is warning against the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions in certain populations due to an increased risk in mortality.

Heat Response Plans Need to Be in Place Before Extreme Event

June 10, 2013

Heat-related deaths are preventable and heat response plans focusing on identifying and limiting heat exposure among vulnerable populations should be in place before an extreme heat event.

FDA Addresses Injectable Nutrition Drugs Shortage

May 30, 2013

Due to a critical shortage, total parenteral nutrition injectables will temporarily be imported from Norway.

Potential Glass Particles in Magnesium Sulfate Vials

May 29, 2013

Fresenius Kabi USA is recalling one lot of Magnesium Sulfate Injection due to potential glass particles in the vials.

Recall: Particulates Found in Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection

April 26, 2013

Hospira had notified the public last August that it initiated a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 100mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7984-23. Hospira is investigating the root cause.

Recall: Brass Particles Found in Hospira's Sodium Chloride Injection

April 01, 2013

After one confirmed report of brass particulates, Hospira is undertaking a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 1000mL, Flexible Container. The particulate was identified in the primary container appearing as several small gray/brown particles.

IV Hydroxyethyl Starch Not OK in Critically Ill Patients

February 21, 2013

Due to significant safety concerns, hydroxyethyl starch should not be used for acute volume resuscitation in critically ill patients.

PediaCare Cold & Flu Hydration Now Available

December 20, 2012

Prestige Brands announced the launch of PediaCare Cold & Flu Hydration, the newest addition to its PediaCare product line.

Mold Contamination in Hospira's Lactated Ringer's and Dextrose Injection

October 09, 2012

The FDA and Hospira announced that they are initiating a voluntary user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringer's and 5% Dextrose Injection, 1,000mL, Flexible Container.

Report Shows Improvements in Child Well-Being in 2011

July 16, 2012

While the infant mortality rate, premature births, and teen births are declining, more children are living in poverty.

Reliability, Validity of Clinical Dehydration Scale Questioned

April 23, 2012

A previously derived clinical dehydration scale (CDS) is characterized by moderate interobserver reliability and weak links with objective measures of disease severity for children administered intravenous rehydration.