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The Army Is Pursuing a Device That Can Turn Battlefield Ditch Water into Lifesaving IV Fluid

U.S. Army medical experts have teamed up with a Colorado-based research firm to create a briefcase-sized device that medics can use to transform even "ditch water" into intravenous fluid -- a life-saving battlefield necessity for treating wounded soldiers. Battalion aid stations and combat medics use one-liter IV bags filled with Ringer's lactate, or lactated Ringer's solution: a sterile fluid made of sodium, potassium and calcium to treat dehydration and deliver medicines into wounded or injured soldiers. But as more


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