Early IV expansion helps children with hemolytic uremic syndrome

07/24/2011 | United Press International

Researchers linked intravenous volume expansion during the first four days of onset of diarrhea due to E. coli to improved renal outcomes among patients age 17 and younger who suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome -- a post-diarrheal illness that destroys red blood cells. The findings appear in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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