• A continuous intravenous infusion of aqueous vasopressin (dosage range, 1.0 to 3.0 mU/kg/h) was administered to two patients (respective ages, 2 weeks and 3 years 1 month) who had postoperative central diabetes insipidus to determine if this mode of therapy is helpful in the very young patient. In both patients the polyuria and serum hyperosmolality were corrected. These findings suggest that an intravenous infusion of aqueous vasopressin can provide satisfactory control of the polyuria and electrolyte disturbances found in young children with acute postoperative central diabetes insipidus.
McDonald JA, Martha PM, Kerrigan J, Clarke WL, Rogol AD, Blizzard RM. Treatment of the Young Child With Postoperative Central Diabetes Insipidus. Am J Dis Child. 1989;143(2):201–204. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1989.02150140095027
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