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IV fluid weaning unnecessary after gastroenteritis rehydration

Key clinical point: IV fluids can be stopped after children with acute viral gastroenteritis are rehydrated; there’s no need for a slow wean.

Major finding: Overall length of stay was 36 hours in the stop group versus 40.5 hours in the weaning group (P = .004).

Study details: Review of 153 children with acute gastroenteritis.

Disclosures: There was no external funding, and the lead investigator had no disclosures.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM PHM 2019