Pre-hospital management and risk factors in children with acute diarrhoea admitted to a short-stay ward in an urban South African hospital with a high HIV burden

@inproceedings{Cooke2013PrehospitalMA,
  title={Pre-hospital management and risk factors in children with acute diarrhoea admitted to a short-stay ward in an urban South African hospital with a high HIV burden},
  author={Melissa Louise Cooke and Etienne Nel and Mark Frederick Cotton},
  year={2013}
}
Background. Diarrhoea remains a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in the developing world. Implementation of  World Health Organization Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines and pre-hospital use of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) in the Western Cape Province of South Africa are not well described. Objectives. To document pre-hospital home and primary care management of diarrhoea, and certain risk factors and complications of diarrhoea. Methods. We used a… CONTINUE READING

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