The treatment of pediatric gastroenteritis: a comparative analysis of pediatric emergency physicians' practice patterns.

@article{Freedman2011TheTO,
  title={The treatment of pediatric gastroenteritis: a comparative analysis of pediatric emergency physicians' practice patterns.},
  author={Stephen B Freedman and Vithika Sivabalasundaram and Vanessa Bohn and Elizabeth C. Powell and David W Johnson and Kathy Boutis},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={38-45}
}
OBJECTIVES Acute gastroenteritis is a very common emergency department (ED) diagnosis accounting for greater than 1.5 million outpatient visits and 200,000 hospitalizations annually among children in the United States. Although guidelines exist to assist clinicians, they do not clearly address topics for which evidence is new or limited, including the use of antiemetic agents, probiotics, and intravenous (IV) fluid rehydration regimens. This study sought to describe the ED treatments… CONTINUE READING