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Premature Infants Delayed From IV Fluids

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 09:54

The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported that there may be unsafe levels of aluminum in the intravenous fluids used for infants born prematurely.  The study showed lower developmental test scores in infants using the standard IV fluid as compared to the group using IV fluid where most of the aluminum was taken out. They are unsure at this time how the aluminum gets into the solution.

Bishop NJ, Morley R, Day JP, Lucas A   Aluminum neurotoxicity in preterm infants receiving intravenous-feeding solutions N Engl J Med 1997 (May 29);   336 (22):   1557-1561