The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 17, Issue 10, pp 334–337 | Cite as

Successful management of infantile diarrhea in a General Hospital

  • Edwin R. Fisher
  • Bernard Fisher

Summary and Conclusions

A brief review of the pathologic physiology of infantile diarrhea has been presented so as to formulate a simple rational form of therapy. The results from such therapy in a series of 25 infants has been excellent. Thus the following conclusions are tenable:

1. The use of sodium bicarbonate in severe cases of acidosis is safe and satisfactory.

2. The withdrawal of large amples of blood from infants for extensive laboratory tests is unnecessary and may be harmful.

3. The CO2 combining power affords a guide to therapy.

4. The maintenance of fluid intake, oral and/or parenteral is of prime importance in this disorder.


Sodium Bicarbonate Solution Peptic Ulcer Perforation Mercy Hospital Infantile Diarrhea Extra Cellular Fluid 
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© Springe-Verlag 1950

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin R. Fisher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernard Fisher
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.From the Merey HospitalPittsburgh
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh Medical SchoolUSA

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