Oral rehydration therapy of infantile diarrhea: a controlled study of well-nourished children hospitalized in the United States and Panama.

@article{Santosham1982OralRT,
  title={Oral rehydration therapy of infantile diarrhea: a controlled study of well-nourished children hospitalized in the United States and Panama.},
  author={Mathuram Santosham and Robert S. Daum and L T Dillman and Jorge Iv{\'a}n Lizarazo Rodr{\'i}guez and S Luque and Robert Russell and M Kourany and Robert Ryder and Alfred V Bartlett and Andrew Rosenberg and Abram S. Benenson and Richard Bradley Sack},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={306 18},
  pages={1070-6}
}
Although oral glucose-electrolyte solutions containing 90 mmol of sodium per liter have been widely used in the treatment of acute diarrhea among under-nourished children in the developing world, they have rarely been studied in well-nourished children. We therefore conducted a controlled randomized study among well-nourished children three months to two years who were hospitalized with acute diarrhea (52 in the United States, and 94 in Panama), to compare the efficacy of this solution with… CONTINUE READING

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