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KINDELAN GUILLARD, Rilde  and  TAMAYO REUS, Caridad María. Patients hospitalized due to acute diarrheal disease according to nursing type. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.2, pp.192-197. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 71 nursing infants younger than 7 months, admitted to the acute diarhreal disease service of "Dr. Antonio María Béguez César" Southern Teaching Children Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out during 2013, in order to characterize them according to the clinical epidemiological variable of interest. In the series the bottle feeding (32.4%), the patients with regular life gender (62.0%), the eutrophic nutritional state (63.3%) and the osmotic diarrhea (59.1%) prevailed; it was also observed that mothers younger than 25 years were the ones stopping breast feeding earlier. It was concluded that the inappropriate practice of this nursing was in agreement with some unfavorable variables as life gender and maternal age

Keywords : nursing infant; nursing type; acute diarrheal disease; secondary health care.

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