Tech Coloproctol (2017) 21:587–588 DOI 10.1007/s10151-017-1646-4 CORRESPONDENCE A preliminary study of the use of oral rehydration salts in decreasing ileostomy output 1 1 1 • • C. L. K. Chia Y. S. Tai K.-Y. Tan Received: 14 December 2016 / Accepted: 13 May 2017 / Published online: 15 June 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Dear Sir, had ORS were compared with patients who did not have ORS after surgery. Outcome measures included trend of High-output ileostomy and dehydration is an important ileostomy output in the ﬁrst 3 postoperative days and cause of readmission and has been reported in up to 43.1% length of hospital stay. of patients readmitted in a 60-day period . Current Fifty patients were included in the study. The mean age measures used to mitigate the problem of high-output was 62 years (range 29–85 years). Seventy-four percent ileostomy and dehydration include restriction of hypotonic (37/50) of the patients were male. Eighteen percent (9/50) ﬂuid, use of oral rehydration salts (ORS), use of antise- had been given ORS. Forty-eight percent (24/50) had cretory and antidiarrheal drugs and ensuring an adequate undergone laparoscopic surgery. Twenty percent (10/50) of caloric intake [2, 3]. We believe that a preemptive
Techniques in Coloproctology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 15, 2017
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