Comparison of Different Oral Rehydration Solutions


About this study

Compliance is the biggest challenge in patients with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) on Home Parenteral Nutrition. These patients need to hydrate themselves to meet the excess fluid loss due to their anatomy. Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is prescribed to all these patients. The investigators believe that taste of the standard ORS is the biggest reason why these patients are not compliant. The new ORS in the market has been prepared with this in mind. The investigators want to study if this new ORS will improve the compliance in this patient cohort.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • All patients with short bowel syndrome treated by the HPN program.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participants who have do not provide written consent.
  • Participants who lack the ability to provide informed consent
  • Participants who are not anticipated to be on HPN for at least 6 months (determined by PrincipaI Investigator).
  • Pregnant women
  • Participants with pre-existing congestive heart failure, acute/ chronic kidney failure. (determined by the PrincipaI Investigator)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Ryan Hurt, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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