Pediatrics

Improvement needed for care of children with acute gastro

Treatment for children with acute gastroenteritis follows clinical practice guidelines 90% of the time but drops to around 50% adherence for best practice diagnosis and ongoing management of the condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Next-generation sequencing sheds light on rotavirus in Indonesia

Rotavirus A causes acute diarrhea in young children, and infects both animals and humans worldwide. A Japanese research group has found that the acute gastroenteritis infecting children in Indonesia between 2015 and 2016 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic infection helps norovirus to spread in Indonesia

Norovirus, also referred to as the "winter vomiting bug", is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in humans. A Japanese research team has shown that norovirus is significantly present in the stools of healthy volunteers ...

Pediatrics

Intervention beneficial for acute gastroenteritis patients

(HealthDay)—Implementation of a clinical pathway to improve care of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) patients is associated with a sustained reduction in intravenous (IV) fluid use and length of stay (LOS) in the pediatric emergency ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel norovirus strain identified

Norovirus, which is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis, mutates rapidly. Now the researchers of Division of Virology, Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health, Kanagawa, Japan identified a novel genotype of the norovirus.

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