Oral Rehydration Therapy and Feeding Replaces Total Parenteral Nutrition: A Clinical Vignette

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Abstract

A 27-year-old patient with spina bifida and a high output loss of water and electrolytes from her ileostomy was successfully liberated from dependency on total parenteral nutrition and intravenous fluid and electrolyte replacement by the use of a rice-based oral rehydration therapy (ORT). This allowed her to return home to the care of her mother. We suggest that ORT can be effective in the context of modern high-technology settings, as well as in resource-poor situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • ileostomy
  • oral rehydration therapy
  • total parenteral nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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