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Comparison of three regimens in the management of acute gastroenteritis in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2129634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty infants were randomly assigned to one of three groups on admission to hospital with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis. After rehydration, Group A received a low-lactose, low-fat feed (HN25) in full strength; Group B were regarded on to a conventional formula (SMA); Group C received a hydrolysed soya and collagen feed (Prejomin) in full strength. All feeds were continued for 5 days. The median duration of loose stools from starting the feed was 24 hours in Group A, compared to 119 hours and 95 hours in Groups B and C, respectively. Group A showed a mean percentage increase in weight of 2.34%, Group B showed a mean loss of 1.45%, and Group C a mean increase of 0.15%. These differences were statistically significant. Recovery from gastroenteritis is hastened by the use of a low-lactose, low-fat feed in the initial post-rehydration phase of the disease.
P McClean; A B Lynch; J A Dodge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0269-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-05     Completed Date:  1991-11-05     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Health, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Body Weight
Escherichia coli Infections / microbiology
Feces / microbiology
Fluid Therapy
Gastroenteritis / therapy*
Infant Food
Infant, Newborn
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena

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