This study demonstrates that throughout one year 2370 of acute diarrheal dehydration were referred to oral re-hydration therapy (ORT). Out of which 89 were treated and discharged in a good condition, while 11 were referred to the wards for intravenous fluid therapy. Most of these patients (75) were under one year old, while the rest (25) were 1-5 years of age. The sex incidence demonstrated that 54.3 were male patients, while 45.7 were female patients. We conclude that ORT is simple, effective, and inexpensive method for treating diarrheal dehydration. Furthermore, it frees hospital ward-staff for other duties, which eventually will improve the management of other diseases.
C. Al-Noaemi, Mohammed; Al-Essa, Luay Y.; and Al-Nuaemi, Ahmad
"Evaluating the Effective Use of Oral Rehydration Therapy.,"
Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/albalqa/vol9/iss2/7