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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)orcid ; Mickan, Sharon M (author); Del Mar, Chris B (author)
Publication Date: 2004
DOI: 10.1136/
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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
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