“The Use of Antidotes for Calcium Gluconate Extravasation

Francisco Javier Pacheco Compaña, José Midón Míguez, Francisco Javier de Toro Santos, Alberto Centeno Cortés, Patricia López San Martín, María Teresa Yebra-Pimentel Vidal, Joaquín José Mosquera Osés
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, June 2018, Wolters Kluwer Health
  • DOI: 10.1097/prs.0000000000004640

What is it about?

During the administration of intravenous drugs in a neonate, the infiltrated fluid can leak out of the vein, a process known as extravasation. When extravasation of calcium gluconate occurs it can cause calcium deposits and skin lesions. This study compares the efficacy of four antidotes to prevent this lesions: sodium thiosulfate, hyaluronidase, triamcinolone acetonide and saline solution.

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