Patel's trial has previously heard that Phillips was given Hartmann's solution
, which contains a high level of potassium, and too much potassium was a problem for renal patients.
6 mg was given intravenously with rapid infusion of Hartmann's solution
A positive ammeter lead was connected to the distal end of the intravenous line containing Hartmann's solution
and the negative ammeter lead earthed.
Having received a preload of one litre of Hartmann's solution
and been placed in the left lateral position, an intrathecal injection (2.
5 ml/kg or 15 ml/kg Hartmann's solution before colonoscopy.
Patients were randomized to receive intravenous Hartmann's solution 1.
One of the investigators inserted a 22 gauge intravenous cannula into a large forearm vein and infused the Hartmann's solution over 20 minutes immediately prior to colonoscopy.
In a randomized doubleblind controlled trial, they evaluated the effect of administering 15 ml/kg of Hartmann's solution intravenously pre-procedure (vs 1.
The study by Leslie and colleagues demonstrates how a well-conducted trial can provide an unambiguous answer to a specific question--in this case, that routine intravenous prophylactic infusion of 15 ml/kg of Hartmann's solution to colonoscopy patients cannot be justified.