Evid Based Nurs 5:85 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.3.85
  • Treatment

Intravenous fluid replacement minimised dehydration during sodium picosulphate bowel preparation for colonic surgery

Intravenous normal saline replacement (treatment) v no intravenous fluid replacement (control) during Picolax® bowel preparation for colonic surgery*

Outcomes at 1 hour before surgery or immediately before premedication Treatment Control Difference (95% CI) p Value
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; CI calculated from data in article. N/R=not reported.
Change in body weight from baseline (kg) -0.5 –1.6 1.1 (0.4 to 1.8) 0.01
Postural change in systolic blood pressure from baseline (mm Hg) -2.8 8.8 11.6 (N/R) 0.015
Change in creatinine concentration from baseline (μmol/l) -3.8 1.8 5.6 (1.5 to 9.7) 0.008

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