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From Cholera to Burns: A Role for Oral Rehydration Therapy

Milner, S.M., Greenough, W.B. 3rd, Asuku, M.E., et al. (2011). From Cholera to Burns: A Role for Oral Rehydration Therapy. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition. 29(6):648-51.

This articles describes a very small study that demonstrated the utility of oral hydration to replace fluids normally provided by IV therapy. The authors advocate for additional studies to determine if protocols used for cholera need to be modified to provide oral resuscitation to burn patients, as may be needed during a mass casualty incident where resources may be limited.
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