• Suescun Vargas, Jose Miguel (PI)
  • Meléndez Andrade, Manuel Antonio (CoI)

Project: Research/Creation Project

Project Details


Diarrheal disease is a leading cause of child mortality and morbidity in the world, especially in developing countries. It is the second leading cause of death among children under five, accounting for about 525,000 deaths each year; of the approximately 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrheal disease that occur each year. Between 2004 and 2014 only in Colombia more than 3,000 children died from diarrhea, that is, approximately 300 per year. HidraPedia is a PPP designed to support the calculation of both oral and intravenous fluid volumes, based on the hydration plans A, B and C, necessary to properly restore the water balance in an affected child. It has an interface that, by means of the weight, age and hydration status of the child, allows to guide the hydration plan to be used and the different volumes to be used to restore the water status. It also has the option of programming alarms to remember the supervision of the plan used in each one of the children in hydric treatment; also allowing access to support tables and bibliographic references. It is designed for use by pediatricians, pediatric specialists, family doctors and general practitioners, as well as residents, interns and medical students; it can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple and Android stores. The motivation to participate in this call is to have the support of sufficient economic resources to translate HidraPedia in different languages to allow a user of another language other than Spanish, the use of the PPP without any restriction and thus, be able to benefit children and adolescents in these non-Spanish-speaking countries of an appropriate treatment to some degree of dehydration.


Fluids, dehydration, fluid therapy, pediatrics, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, electrolytes
Effective start/end date3/9/203/9/21

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds


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