Preliminary results on the use of oral rehydration fluid in the form of gelato for rehydration of patients at the Children's Clinical University Hospital's emergency and infectiology units

Gunda Zvigule-Neidere, Arta Barzdina, Gunta Laizane, Inese Sviestina, Karlis Agris Gross

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Abstract

Oral rehydration fluids (ORS) are used to reverse dehydration that, in case of children, mostly is due to acute gastroenteritis. The key of successful dehydration treatment is to replenish the lost water and electrolytes. This is best done by consuming oral rehydration solution, containing both salt and sugar. ORS enhances fluid absorption because sodium and glucose transport in the small intestine are coupled, and glucose promotes absorption of both sodium ions and water. Studies show that children refuse ORS due to its salty-sweet taste and unpalatability. To improve oral rehydration therapy, we hypothesized that freezing ORS containing a fruit/berry juice to a likeable texture in “gelato” form could promote oral rehydration. The results provide a basis for further development of the ORS gelato with attention to flavor, sweetness and texture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Applied Chemistry II
EditorsMaris Turks
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages65-69
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035714074
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event59th International Scientific Conference of Riga Technical University (RTU) Section of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 26 Oct 201826 Oct 2018
Conference number: 59

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume800 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Conference

Conference59th International Scientific Conference of Riga Technical University (RTU) Section of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry
Abbreviated titleMSAC 2018
CountryLatvia
CityRiga
Period26/10/1826/10/18

Keywords

  • Children
  • Crystals
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gelato
  • Rehydration

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine
  • 2.6 Medical engineering

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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