Aktualʹnaâ Infektologiâ (Feb 2014)

Optimization of Pathogenetic Treatment of Secretory Diarrhea in Infants

  • O.K. Koloskova,
  • L.A. Ivanova,
  • N.N. Garas,
  • U.I. Marusik

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 1.02
pp. 11 – 13


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The aim of the research was to access clinical efficacy of oral rehydration therapy using III generation solutions in the treatment of secretory diarrhea in infants. To achieve this aim, on the basis of infectious box unit (enteric infections) of regional clinical hospital (Chernivtsi) we examined 116 infants, randomly selected, with acute gastroenteritis, who admitted to the hospital with signs of exycosis due to secretory diarrhea. Among examined patients, 73 (67.5 %) children with the purpose of oral rehydration therapy received rehydration solutions, and 35 (32.4 %) patients received other rehydration solutions. Monitoring of the dynamics of patients’ state enabled to state that, when we used III generation mixture as a main component of oral rehydration therapy, rate of positive dynamics in terms of clinical status of patients was significantly faster, in particular, body temperature, frequency and nature of bowel movements normalized significantly earlier, vomiting disappeared. In children treated with rehydration solutions, compared with patients receiving other rehydration solutions, odds ratio to confine only oral rehydration was 3.7 (95% CI 0.4–38.9) with an absolute risk to avoid the need for infusion therapy — 11 %.