Ringer's lactate solution

Ringer's lactate solution

a fluid and electrolyte replenisher. Also called Hartmann's solution.
indications It is prescribed for correction of extracellular volume and electrolyte depletion.
contraindications Kidney failure, congestive heart failure, or hypoproteinemia prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are sodium excess and fluid overload, which may lead to pulmonary and peripheral edema.

Ringer's lactate solution

A standardized sterile physiologic–ie, isotonic– 0.9% solution containing calcium chloride, KCl, NaCl, sodium lactate; it is used as a topical irrigant and as a crystalloid solution for restoring fluid volumes. See Physiologic saline.
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Ringer's lactate solution from the internal tubings of the phaco machines were inoculated onto thyoglycolate broth and incubated at 37[degrees]C.
Of all the materials cultured, it was only the Ringer's lactate solution from the phacoemulsifiers' internal tubings which yielded the organisms.
An 18 gauge intravenous (IV) cannula was placed in her left (non-dominant) arm, over the dorsum aspect of hand, at first attempt and 500 ml of Ringer's lactate solution given.
Each of the participants received subcutaneous injections simultaneously in both upper arms through 24-gauge catheters connected to 500-cc bags of Ringer's lactate solution hung from scales so that their weight could be monitored.
LONDON -- An adhesion-prevention solution made from 4% icodextrin significantly reduced the incidence of adhesions after gynecologic laparoscopic adhesiolysis, compared with Ringer's lactate solution, according to results of a multicenter, double-blind clinical trial.
Investigators in the multicenter, placebo-controlled trial randomized 34 patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery to receive either N,O-carboxymethylchitosan (NOCC) gel and solution in the operative field after surgery or 300 cc of Ringer's lactate solution as a control.
In the late 1970s I developed a laparoscopic technique to prevent infection by obtaining absolute hemostasis underwater using Ringer's lactate solution and leaving 1,000-2,000 cc of this solution in the peritoneal cavity as bacteria can't grow in salt solution.