Jul 1, 2020 Issue
Antiemetics for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Oral ondansetron (Zofran) may be given to children presenting to the emergency department with vomiting and mild to moderate dehydration from acute gastroenteritis. It reduces hospital admissions and the need for intravenous hydration.

Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Gastroenteritis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, COPD [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Probiotic Ineffective for Treatment of Acute Gastroenteritis in Young Children [POEMs]

Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Gastroenteritis in Children [Article]

Physical examination is the best way to assess hydration in children with gastroenteritis. Depending on dehydration severity, treatment includes oral rehydration therapy, with half-strength apple juice or an oral rehydration solution, or intravenous rehydration therapy. An antiemetic may be added to increase the success rate of oral rehydration therapy. Handwashing, breastfeeding, and rotavirus vaccination can help prevent acute gastroenteritis in children.

Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Foodborne Illness [Article]

Find out which medications are recommended for specific infections, when to begin empiric antibiotic therapy, and how to report suspected cases to local health authorities.

Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Ondansetron for Gastroenteritis in Children and Adolescents [Medicine by the Numbers]

Studies show vomiting stopped in 1 in 5 patients and diarrhea was a consistent adverse effect. Find out more.

Mar 1, 2015 Issue
Practical Selection of Antiemetics in the Ambulatory Setting [Article]

Find out which neurotransmitter pathway is causing the patent’s nausea and vomiting, and learn which medications are most effective in specific clinical situations.

Jan 15, 2014 Issue
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Important Diagnosis or Dietary Fad? [Editorials]

The popularity and increased availability of gluten-free foods allow patients with celiac disease to lead a more normal lifestyle. It is important to understand that in the absence of gluten-related symptoms, a gluten-free diet is not synonymous with healthy and may only add increased cost with no benefit.

Sep 15, 2013 Issue
Evaluation of Nausea and Vomiting: A Case-Based Approach [Article]

In the absence of acute abdominal pain, significant headache, or recent initiation of certain medications, acute nausea and vomiting is usually the result of self-limited gastrointestinal infections. Nausea and vomiting is also a common adverse effect of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgical...

Jun 1, 2012 Issue
Antiemetics for Acute Gastroenteritis–Related Vomiting in Children and Adolescents [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Ondansetron (Zofran) given orally can reduce rates of vomiting, improve short-term tolerance of oral fluids, and reduce short-term rates of hospital admission and the need for intravenous hydration. Metoclopramide (Reglan) and ondansetron can reduce episodes of vomiting when given intravenously. Dim...

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