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Table 3 Fluid administration within the first 48 hours

From: Balanced versus chloride-rich solutions for fluid resuscitation in brain-injured patients: a randomised double-blind pilot study

   Median (IQR)  
   Saline group
( N = 20)
Balanced group
( N = 20)
P -value
Na administration (mmol) H0 to H48 918 (689 to 1,148) 840 (630 to 1,050) 0.228
Cl administration (mmol) H0 to H48 918 (689 to 1,148) 744 (572 to 952) 0.014
Crystalloids (ml) H0 to H6 2,000 (1,000 to 2,000) 1,000 (500 to 2,000) 0.255
  H6 to H24 2,000 (1,500 to 2,000) 1,500 (1,500 to 2,000) 0.530
  H24 to H48 2,000 (1,500 to 2,000) 2,000 (1,500 to 2,000) 0.755
  H0 to H48 5,000 (4,500 to 6,000) 5,000 (4,000 to 6,000) 0.448
Hydroxyethyl starch solutions (ml) H0 to H6 0 (0 to 500) 0 (0 to 500) 0.613
  H6 to H24 0 (0 to 500) 0 (0 to 500) 0.563
  H24 to H48 0 (0 to 0) 500 (0 to 1,000) 0.060
  H0 to H48 500 (0 to 1,500) 1,000 (500 to 1,500) 0.228