Saline versus Ringer’s Solution. Fight!
Internists use normal saline.Surgeons use lactated ringers. Its a cultural difference, perpetuated by dogma. Here’s how Burton Rose characterized Ringer’s solution in his classic Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte disorders: This what I was taught. That is what I teach and this is what I believed, but I’m turning. Last week’s JAMA published Association […]