Key messages

• Severe diarrhea with dehydration can require intensive care treatment, particularly for infants, the elderly, or the debilitated.

• Prevention or correction of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance are the most important components of treatment.

• Complications of diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli include hemolytic-uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

• Clostridium difficile colitis can cause diarrhea up to 6 weeks after antibiotic use.

• Altered intestinal function and side-effects of drug treatment are other common causes of diarrhea arising during intensive care.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment