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Why do opioids administered via IV cause pruritus?

I was told by a nurse that it is common for patients to complain of itching after administration of IV opioids, which tends to resolve soon thereafter. Those who experience this often do not ...
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How long is the delay when rehydrating orally vs. IV?

The going recommendation for patients who present to the emergency room with dehydration is IV fluids. It seems to me that this is fairly wasteful and needlessly expensive. Is rehydrating with a ...