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Emergency department use of oral ondansetron for acute gastroenteritis-related vomiting in infants and children.
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PMID:  22379383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Acute gastroenteritis is one of the most common causes of emergency room visits. Although it is usually a self-limited infection, vomiting related to this illness can cause various degrees of dehydration, leading to intravenous insertion, electrolyte abnormalities and/or hospital admission. Ondansetron is a highly potent antiemetic drug that is effective in preventing chemotherapy-and radiation-induced nausea and vomiting with a very low risk of adverse effects. Recently, ondansetron has been used to control vomiting related to acute gastroenteritis. The present article examines evidence for the use of oral ondansetron for acute gastroenteritis-related vomiting in infants and children, and provides a recommendation for treatment based on the evidence-based review.
A Cheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatrics & child health     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1918-1485     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-01     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815960     Medline TA:  Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; fre     Pagination:  177-82     Citation Subset:  -    
Canadian Paediatric Society, Acute Care Committee.
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