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Ondansetron Use in Children with Dehydration in a Developing Country

Stephen Freedman of The Hospital for Sick Children in Canada will evaluate whether treating children who have gastroenteritis with the anti-nausea and anti-vomiting medication ondansetron could help them better tolerate oral rehydration therapy. Evaluating this treatment in children hospitalized in Pakistan could lead to ways to help children survive potentially deadly infectious episodes when there is no access to intravenous rehydration.

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