Dex vs sports drinks
Dex vs Nutricia PreOp drink comparison
Despite being present in Nutricia PreOp Drink, the % of RDI for each of these minerals is not significant relative to the % recommended daily intake.
Nutrition Information Panel
Trauma, (February 2022).
Author: Marshall, Laura, Georgina Johnston, Katherine Martin, Mark Fitzgerald, and Simon Hendel.
Dex® carbohydrate drinks in trauma patients fasting preoperatively – A patient satisfaction study
Prior to the introduction of Dex® 14 satisfaction evaluations were completed. A further 13 evaluations were returned after Dex® was made available. Post-traumatic amnesia accounted for some patients being unable to complete the evaluation. Patients who completed the satisfaction evaluations after Dex® was introduced reported higher satisfaction in all but two variables (‘Headache’ and ‘Staff Annoyance’). ‘Hunger’ median scores were 7 (95% CI, 5–8) prior to the introduction of Dex® and 3 (95% CI, 2–6) after its’ introduction (p = .004). ‘Thirst’ median scores were 7.5 (95% CI, 6–10) and 4 (95% CI, 3–8) prior to and after Dex® introduction, respectively (p = .018).