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

April 01, 2016

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

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....

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