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Dr. Christina Johns
Senior Medical Advisor, PM Pediatrics

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  1. | General Medical

    Dehydration Management: IV or PO?

    I’m generally a “glass half full” person. Usually pretty optimistic about most things, which might be a bit unusual for a person whose specialty career (Pediatric Emergency Medicine) is focused on medical events when things go WRONG: whether due to luck, judgment, random misfortune, or some combination of all of these. So I feel a little bit out of my sunny self when I write the following:  Now that we are out of high flu season, guess what?!? We are into dehydration season!! Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Yep, cheerleader that I normally am, I’m breathing a heavy sigh and getting myself psychologically ready to manage many cases of fluid replacement. Whether due to stomach viruses or heat related illness, this time of year there are always plenty of kids who are in some stage of evolution into their raisin form and the decision has to get made whether or not […]

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