The addition of ondansetron to a oral rehydration protocol for children with acute gastroenteritis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303572
Title:
The addition of ondansetron to a oral rehydration protocol for children with acute gastroenteritis
Authors:
Mullarkey, C; Crowley, E; Martin, C
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303572
Abstract:
This study describes the introduction of Ondansetron to an established waiting room Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) for Emergency Department (ED) children with acute gastroenteritis, and evaluates its impact on intravenous fluid administration and admissions. Children who failed initial ORT while waiting further medical assessment received Ondansetron and ORT reattempted. Data collected over a six week period in 2009 was compared to a similar period in 2008 when children received ORT without an anti-emetic. Outcome measures included intravenous fluid administration, admission. Rates of IVF administration reduced by 19% [88/215 (40.9%) in 2008, 51/234 (21.7%) in 2009, p < 0.0001] with a 1.6% reduction in admission rates [31/215 (14.41%) vs 30/234(12.82%) p=0.62]. Thirty four patients received Ondansetron, 79% were successfully rehydrated orally. The addition of Ondansetron to our established ORT programme has successfully reduced rates of IVF administration and admissions in children with gastroenteritis.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH
Local subject classification:
GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS; DRUG THERAPY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMullarkey, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-17T15:59:23Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-17T15:59:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303572-
dc.description.abstractThis study describes the introduction of Ondansetron to an established waiting room Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) for Emergency Department (ED) children with acute gastroenteritis, and evaluates its impact on intravenous fluid administration and admissions. Children who failed initial ORT while waiting further medical assessment received Ondansetron and ORT reattempted. Data collected over a six week period in 2009 was compared to a similar period in 2008 when children received ORT without an anti-emetic. Outcome measures included intravenous fluid administration, admission. Rates of IVF administration reduced by 19% [88/215 (40.9%) in 2008, 51/234 (21.7%) in 2009, p < 0.0001] with a 1.6% reduction in admission rates [31/215 (14.41%) vs 30/234(12.82%) p=0.62]. Thirty four patients received Ondansetron, 79% were successfully rehydrated orally. The addition of Ondansetron to our established ORT programme has successfully reduced rates of IVF administration and admissions in children with gastroenteritis.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.otherGASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERSen_GB
dc.subject.otherDRUG THERAPYen_GB
dc.titleThe addition of ondansetron to a oral rehydration protocol for children with acute gastroenteritisen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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