Is reduced osmolarity oral rehydration solution (ORS) better than standard solution for treating diarrhoea due to cholera? Evidence Update, Other Infectious Diseases Series, March 2005
Seven trials assessed glucose-based reduced osmolarity ORS for treating diarrhoea due to cholera. Results indicate that in people with cholera, markers of diarrhoea severity with reduced osmolarity ORS were similar to standard solution, apart from asymptomatic hyponatraemia, which was more common.
This Evidence Update was adapted from Murphy C, Hahn S, Volmink J. Reduced osmolarity oral rehydration solution for treating cholera. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003754.pub2. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003754.pub2.
Other Infectious Diseases Series, Effective Health Care Alliance Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2 pp.