Category Archives: Policy Statements

Sports Drinks as Oral Rehydration Solutions to Prevent and Treat Diarrheal Dehydration 2009

Acute gastroenteritis is characterized by a rapid onset of diarrhea with or without vomiting, nausea, fever, and abdominal pain.1 Diarrhea is defined as the frequent passage of unformed liquid stools.2 Diarrheas are a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality particularly in developing countries. Its attendant nutritional compromise is an...
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Ethical Issues in Nutritional Support DECEMBER 2007

NUTRITION SUPPORT AND ETHICS Nutrition support in pediatrics may be oral feeding, enteral with nasogastric tubes or gastrostomy feeding, or parenteral nutrition. The major goals are to achieve and maintain desirable weight, to prevent or correct nutritional deficiencies and improve the quality of life and provide comfort for chronically or...
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Zinc Supplementation as a Preventive Strategy in Children’s Health 2009

Zinc is a micronutrient of extraordinary versatility. It is ubiquitous in human biology and is the second most important metal for biology, next to iron. It has a diverse array of biological functions that can affect physical growth, immunocompetence, reproductive function and neurobehavioral development. When the supply of dietary zinc...
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