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Electrolytes! This is Renal Phys. A bunch of medical students go jogging after a long series of exams in the hot Arizona sun. After a while, they ran out of water. One of the medical students knew how to get a little water from the cactus leaves, but there were not enough. They all collapsed. They were found by another set of medical students three days later. One of them is brought to the emergency department, awake and alert, with clinical signs of severe dehydration and a serum sodium concentration of 155 mEq/L. Which of the following would be the best choice and rate of IV fluid administration? 1- Five L of D5W over 48 hours 2- Five L of D5W over 5 hours 3- 5 L of 5% dextrose in half normal saline (D5 1/2 NS) over 5-10 hours 4- 10L of Normal Saline over 48-72 hours 5- 10L of D5 .5 NS over five hours

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Electrolytes! This is Renal Phys.
A bunch of medical students go jogging after a long series of exams in the hot Arizona sun. After a while, they ran out of water. One of the medical students knew how to get a little water from the cactus leaves, but there were not enough. They all collapsed. They were found by another set of medical students three days later. One of them is brought to the emergency department, awake and alert, with clinical signs of severe dehydration and a serum sodium concentration of 155 mEq/L. Which of the following would be the best choice and rate of IV fluid administration?
1- Five L of D5W over 48 hours
2- Five L of D5W over 5 hours
3- 5 L of 5% dextrose in half normal saline (D5 1/2 NS) over 5-10 hours
4- 10L of Normal Saline over 48-72 hours
5- 10L of D5 .5 NS over five hours

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