DONALD H. KUIPER, M.D.
To the Editor: I read with interest the paper by Pierce and associates: Replacement of water and electrolyte losses in cholera by an oral glucose-electrolyte solution. Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 1173, 1969.
I have administered oral 10% dextrose in 0.9% sodium chloride to a patient with copious watery diarrhea of 3 to 4 liters/24 hr secondary to lymphoma of the small bowel. The administration of this solution was very nauseating to the patient and to the physicians who sampled the solution. Patient acceptance was increased by mixing Tang—a flavoring agent and ice cubes with each serving of the glucose-electrolyte solution.
KUIPER DH. ORAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHOLERA. Ann Intern Med. ;71:868–869. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-4-868_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(4):868-869.
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