Importance of oral rehydration solution in the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases in well-known. It can be applied in all types of diarrhoea, practically, without any side effects, complications, such hypernatraemia is avoidable. It has proved to be effective for the dehydration, caused by diarrhoea, and for the diarrhoea, too. The authors review the position of oralis rehydration liquid in the therapy of diarrhoea, the pathophysiology and epidemiology of diarrhoeal diseases. The therapeutic practices, suitable composition of oral rehydration solution, cost-benefit considerations, further possible indications of solution are discussed as well. The authors give background information about the modification of the composition of oral rehydration solution, recommended by the World Health Organization, and call the attention to the importance of the alteration of health officer's view about the oral rehydration therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Oral rehydration therapy in the management of diarrhea|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - May 31 1998|
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