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  Guidelines on the management of Acute Diarrhoea in children 2011

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The following are members of the Guidelines Committee:

  • Professor Lee Way Seah (Chair)
    Professor of Paediatrics and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur;
    President, College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMMCOP)
  • Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Ismail
    Consultant Paediatrian and Paediatric Cardiologist, KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital, Shah Alam;
    President Elect, Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA);
    Past President, Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA)
  • Dr. Nur Atiqah Ng Abdullah
    Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Pantai Hospital, Bukit Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
  • Dr. Oon Meng Kar
    Consultant Paediatrician, Klinik Kanak-kanak Oon, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
  • Dr. Chai Pei Fan
    Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist,
    Pantai Hospital, Bukit Pantai, Kuala Lumpur

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Target audience:

This guidelines aim to cater mainly for paediatricians, primary care physicians and other frontline healthcare providers involved in providing care for children.

Format:

This guidelines consist of easy-to-read information with appropriate flow charts. All facts are evidence-based as far as possible. Where evidence is not currently available, the combined and consensus opinion of the members with adequate consultation with senior colleagues prevailed.

  1. The full guidelines on the management of acute diarrhoea in children may be obtained from the following websites:
    • College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMMCOP)
      http://www.acadmed.org.my/
    • Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA)
      http://www.mpaweb.org.my/
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition Malaysia
      http://www.meadjohnsonasia.com.my/home.aspx
  2. A pocket reference guide which is a summary of the recommendations for the management of acute diarrhoea in children may be obtained from AMMCOP, MPA or Mead Johnson Nutrition Malaysia.
  3. A wall poster consisting of a flow chart on the management of acute diarrhoea in children may be obtained from AMMCOP, MPA or Mead Johnson Nutrition Malaysia.

Content:

The committee members have the sole right to determine the content of the suggested guidelines. The sponsor did not influence any part of the content at any time.

Disclosure:

No conflict of interest declared by any of the committee members.

Source of funding:

This guidelines was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition Malaysia.

Disclaimer:

The content / guidelines is based solely on currently available scientific evidence or best clinical practice. Healthcare professionals are expected to utilise the information contained within this guidelines when exercising their clinical judgement. However, this guidelines should not replace the individual responsibility of the user to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient and informed by the current indications and accuracy of the drug they are considering.

Copyright ownership:

Copyright of the document remains with the College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMMCOP) and Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA). No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the authors.


CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of the Guidelines
  3. Scope of the Guidelines
  4. Definition of Diarrhoea
  5. Clinical Types of Diarrhoeal Diseases
  6. Important Causative Agents of Gastroenteritis
  7. Assessment of Acute Diarrhoea
  8. Management of Childhood Acute Diarrhoea
  9. Prevention of Childhood AGE
  10. Special Considerations
  11. Part I: Algorithm for Managing Acute Gastroenteritis in Children
  12. Part II: Algorithm for Managing Acute Gastroenteritis in Children
  13. Summary of Established Guidelines
    References
    Appendix A
    Appendix B

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