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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Dilute Apple Juice vs Pedialyte for Dehydration from Gastroenteritis


Conclusions and Relevance  Among children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration, initial oral hydration with dilute apple juice followed by their preferred fluids, compared with electrolyte maintenance solution, resulted in fewer treatment failures. In many high-income countries, the use of dilute apple juice and preferred fluids as desired may be an appropriate alternative to electrolyte maintenance fluids in children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration.

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2518402

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