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If in the options for Tx of DKA is given both

A. aggressive IVF with 0.9% normal saline
B. IV insulin

Which one should we choose ?
 

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Is this a Uworld question?

I would pick A- aggressive fluids

I think i've read somewhere (either uworld or MTB 2) that fluids are even more important than insulin to immediately bring down glucose levels.. not 100% sure though.
 

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Is this a Uworld question?

I would pick A- aggressive fluids

I think i've read somewhere (either uworld or MTB 2) that fluids are even more important than insulin to immediately bring down glucose levels.. not 100% sure though.
I dont know i havent done uw yet
But i found inconsistencies between fischers comprehensive cases (IVF) and kaplan videos (IV insulin)

MTB mentions both as a single option
 

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If in the options for Tx of DKA is given both

A.aggressive IVF with 0.9% normal saline
B.IV insulin

Which one should we choose ?
The problem with the patient eventho he has high glucose doesnt rely on that.. these patients have up to 10 Liters of fluid deficit.. You always start with aggressive hydration.

Also remember that you always start with ABC's in every emergency situation, DKA is one of them, insulin is not a part of the ABC's but liquids are.. Happy-2
 
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