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Reduced concentration oral rehydration solution

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[http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/323/7304/81 Reduced osmolarity oral rehydration solution for treating dehydration due to diarrhoea in children: systematic review] -- Hahn et al</ref>. In contrast, <ref>[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10440307 Efficacy and safety of oral rehydration solution with reduced osmolarity in adults with cholera: a randomised double-blind clinical trial] (CHOICE study group, [[ICDDRB]]) failed to find a difference in cholera patients.</ref>
However, concerns have been raised that this is unsuitable for universal use, as it may lead to a negative sodium balance in cholera patients, with very serious consequences.<ref> [http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/291/21/2632?etoc JAMA -- Clinical Concerns About Reduced-Osmolarity Oral Rehydration Solution]; [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10440307 Efficacy and safety of oral rehydration solution with reduced osmolarity in adults with cholera: a randomised double-blind clinical trial]. CHOICE study group, [[ICDDRB]].</ref> For this reason [[starch-based oral rehydration solutions]] may be preferred methods of achieving the same effects with less risk, {{fact}} especially in serious cases.
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