The therapeutic outcome for a person with a diarrheal syndrome can be described using standard terminology.
complete resolution of diarrhea and restoration of normal bowel function
greater than or equal to 50% reduction in number of bowel movements
failure (no response)
less than 50% reduction in the number of bowel movements
return of symptoms after cessation of therapy
resolution of symptoms with no treatment
• I might separate the failure group into 2 subgroups – those with no response at all and those with some response but with a small reduction in bowel movements.
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