Is There a Clinical Difference between Salt Water and Fresh Water Drowning?Journal: Open Journal of Trauma (Vol.1, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2017-03-13
Authors : Celia Y Quang Ryan O Kennedy Scott G Blair Sidney B Brevard; Jon D Simmons;
Page : 001-002
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Introduction: Salt water near-drowning events are not uncommon in coastal regions. The difference in tonicity between salt and fresh water in near-drowning events leads many to believe there should be differences in the approach to managing the patient. We present a case of near-drowning in salt water and a thorough review of the literature in managing these patients.
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