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|Title:||"Drink plenty of fluids": a systematic review of evidence for this recommendation in acute respiratory infections||Contributor(s):||Guppy, Michelle (author) ; Mickan, Sharon M (author); Del Mar, Chris B (author)||Publication Date:||2004||DOI:||10.1136/bmj.38028.627593.be||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21153||Abstract:||Doctors often recommend drinking extra fluids to patients with respiratory infections. Theoretical benefits for this advice are replacing insensible fluid losses from fever and respiratory tract evaporation, correcting dehydration from reduced intake, and reducing the viscosity of mucus. To many this advice is self evident and justified on the basis that even if the benefit is uncertain, or at best small, at least it is harmless.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||BMJ: British Medical Journal, v.328, p. 499-500||Publisher:||BMJ Group||Place of Publication:||United Kingdom||ISSN:||0959-8138||Field of Research (FOR):||110309 Infectious Diseases||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 10
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