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Continuous vasopressin replacement in diabetes insipidus.
  1. C Ralston,
  2. W Butt
  1. Intensive Care Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria, Australia.


    Five children who developed diabetes insipidus as a manifestation of severe brain injury received continuous intravenous treatment with a solution containing both aqueous vasopressin and appropriate crystalloid replacement. Polyuria, hypernatraemia, and decreased urine osmolalities were safely corrected in all patients within eight to 28 hours.

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