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Table 5 Administration of fluid boluses, blood transfusion and the reasons for giving excess fluid in the study population

From: Fluid requirement in adult dengue haemorrhagic fever patients during the critical phase of the illness: an observational study

Fluid type M + 5%–7.5%
n = 56
>M + 7.5%
n = 24
P value
Isotonic saline bolus 9 (16.07) 19 (79.16) < 0.0001
Dextran bolus 4 (7.14) 11 (45.83) < 0.0001
Blood transfusion 0 (0) 2 (8.3) 0.09
Reasons for administering excess fluid identified from the patient data
 Reduced urine output 36 (65.4) 6 (25)  
 Narrow Pulse Pressure 11 (20) 15 (62.5)  
 Rising PCV 5 (9.0) 1 (4.16)  
 Shock 0 (0) 2 (8.33)  
 Reason not identified 4 (7.14) 0 (0)  
  1. All values are given as frequency (%). Analysed by chi-squared test or fisher’s exact test as appropriate