A survey funded by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) and carried out by the Doctor Balmis General Hospital in Alicante on a sample of 249 patients from health centers in Spain, India, Italy and Mexico concludes that the The use of copious intravenous fluids (commonly called droppers) in acute pancreatitis is harmful.

The “Waterfall” study was published in the prestigious international journal The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the results refute the dogma established so far in the clinical management of pancreatitis in the sense of advising against serums because they do not prevent complications but on the contrary, explained to EFE the main researcher, Enrique de Madaria, who led the work through the Institute of Sanitary and Biomedical Research of Alicante (Isabial) of Doctor Balmis.

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