“Drink plenty of fluids”: Argument was not convincing

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.958 (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:958
  1. Yiu Wing Cheung, medical officer (yiumo@yahoo.com.hk)
  1. Tsing Yi Cheung Hong General Outpatient Clinic, Cheung Hong Estate, Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China

    EDITOR—I am not convinced by the paper by Guppy et al that drinking fluid is harmful to all patients with respiratory infection.1 Thinking that increased secretion of antidiuretic hormone secretion in infections of the lower respiratory …

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