I have had excellent results with hylenex. More than a few cases where an IV could not be started and we were able to use the subcutaneous hydration alternative. I can't express how happy those parents were! They just wished we had started with it instead.
I am by no means an expert as compared to many other institutions but from my point of view, it's a nice back up for those tough sticks.
Christopher S. Amato,MD FACEP, FAAP
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On Feb 12, 2012, at 12:39 PM, Dominic Lucia <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have been informed Hylenex is back on the market with FDA approval for use and my institution will be carrying it. Does anyone have experience using this with children in the ED for rehydration (and presumably difficult IV access) ?
> It is something that I am not familiar with and wanted some front line feedback on your experiences with it in children. Thanks in advance.
> Dominic Lucia M.D.
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