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Nutritional status and survival in the siege of Turmanburg-Liberia

Author: Kareem Daari
Year: 1999
Resource type: Research

An MSc thesis reporting an experience in Liberia where many hundreds of SAM patients were treated only during the day with a very low mortality (16 deaths in approximately 900 patients). No drips were used, nor routine ORS. No deaths from hypoglycaemia occured without food overnight.  This was part of the experience that led to the introduction of day-care (residential or non-residential) and put hypoglycaemia way down on the priority list for potential complications of SAM.


 

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