What Are The Genetic And Nongenetic Causes Of Diabetes Insipidus?

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Causes Of Weight Loss In Neonates

Fluid and Electrolyte Management in the Newborn Fluid and Electrolyte Management in the Newborn. Careful fluid and electrolyte management is essential for the well being of the sick neonate. In the near term and term neonate excess fluid administration results in generalized edema and abnormalities of pulmonary function. Excess fluid administration in the very low birth weight infant is associated with patent ductus arteriosis and congestive heart failure, intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. A rational approach to the management of fluid and electrolyte therapy in term and preterm neonates requires the understanding of several physiologic principles. The preterm fetus or neonate is in a state of relative total body water and extracellular fluid excess. A proportion of the diuresis observed in both term and preterm infants during the first days of life should be regarded as physiologic. The surface area of the newborn is relatively large and increases with decreasing size. The Renin-angiotensin system is very active in the first week of neonatal life resulting in increased vascular tone and elevated levels of aldosterone. more... In Continue reading >>

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  1. Hudson_Rocks

    We keep bumping Hudson's Lantus, seemingly with no results. I found a calculator on the Lantus site and it says for his weight that 12 units is appropriate - I guess that's as a starting point?
    Tonight is his 3rd night of 16 units; when can we expect to see positive results once we arrive at the right dose?

  2. Lee

    12 units? Is he in puberty? We are on 27.
    We have been pumping for 4 years and have recently tried untethered with Lantus. It reminds me why I hate Lantus. As soon as I think I have got her dose right, it raises or lowers. So to answer our question, when can you receive positive results - it is a constantly moving target and, especially at this age, will not be stable for more then a week..

  3. Hudson_Rocks

    Yes, definitely in puberty - at quite a clip, too!

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