A comparison of rice-based oral rehydration solution and "early feeding" for the treatment of acute diarrhea in infants.

@article{Santosham1990ACO,
  title={A comparison of rice-based oral rehydration solution and "early feeding" for the treatment of acute diarrhea in infants.},
  author={Mathuram Santosham and I. M. Fayad and Mohamed Hashem and Julius G K Goepp and Mamdouh Refat and Richard Bradley Sack},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={116 6},
  pages={
          868-75
        }
}
To compare the use of rice-based oral rehydration solution (R-ORS), with the introduction of food immediately after rehydration ("early feeding"), using standard glucose-based oral rehydration solution (G-ORS) in the management of acute diarrhea, we conducted a four-cell randomized, controlled trial among 200 hospitalized Egyptian infants between 3 and 18 months of age. During the rehydration phase (first 4 hours), three groups were given G-ORS and a fourth group was given R-ORS. During the… CONTINUE READING

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