Administration of an oral hydration solution prevents electrolyte and fluid disturbances and reduces readmissions in patients with a diverting ileostomy after colorectal surgery: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61: 840-846.

Published: 6th February 2019

Authors: Migdanis A, Koukoulis G, Mamaloudis I, Baloyiannis I, Migdanis I, Kanaki M et al.


The use of the solution for 40 days after hospital discharge improved serum electrolytes and reduced the need for readmission with electrolyte disturbance (24 per cent versus none, P=0.001).

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