Krin135 at Krin135 at
Sun Apr 2 14:04:01 BST 2006

In a message dated 02-Apr-06 00:49:35 Central Daylight Time, tch at  


RL is more physiological, yet problematic in large volumes  - when slowly 
infused the lactate is metabolised as fast as it is flows  in!

For info the better fluid is available here in SA - called Balsol,  which is 
like RL except the pH is 7,4 and the lactate replaced with Bicarb.  For some 
reason not available elsewhere??? Has a good Stewart value  too!

I've actually heard of BALanced SOLution...possibly from you,  possibly from 
one of the other groups I'm on that includes SA  folks...
I've never seen it here in the US.
Charles S. Krin, DO  FAAFP

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