Abstract:ileostomy patients lose large amounts of sodium and fluid through their stoma effluent. Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities appear to be a common problem in this group of patients. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of an oral rehydration solution (isotonic drink) on electrolyte profile of patients with a temporary ileostomy. Materials and methods: Patients meeting inclusion criteria were both male and female patients who had undergone a rectosigmoidectomy procedure resulting or not in an ile… Show more
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