Study for Children with diabetic ketoacidosis admitted to Oishei ICU
A single-center randomized double blind controlled clinical trial of intravenous fluid content in children with diabetic ketoacidosis admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit
This study enrolls children with diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) who will be admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for treatment. The purpose of this study is to compare the length of time patients have high acid in their blood and how long they have to stay in the hospital with DKA when they are treated with different types of IV fluids in the PICU.
You child will be in this study until their discharge from the PICU. They will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to receive one of two types of IV fluids, either normal saline or lactated ringers while they are in the hospital until they recover from DKA. The study takes place at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Compensation is not available for this study.
Aim 1: To compare the duration of acidosis after admission in children
randomized to receive intravenous fluids containing normal saline (NS) to those receiving intravenous fluids containing lactated ringers (LR) during the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Aim 2: To correlate the duration of acidosis with the length of hospitalization and intensive care unit stay after admission in children randomized to receive intravenous fluids containing normal saline to those receiving intravenous fluids containing lactated ringers during the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Children ages 0-18 years old.
Children who present with diabetic ketoacidosis and require pediatric intensive care unit admission.
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