TITLE

Review: Probiotics are effective for prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and treatment of Clostridium difficile disease

PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study, which examines whether probiotics are effective for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and treatment of clostridium difficile disease (CDD). Assessment of trials included randomization, study design, sample size, generalizability, study biases, and outcome assessment. It was found that probiotics, Saccharomyces boulardii and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in particular, reduced risk for AAD, while the recurrence of CDD was reduced by probiotics.
ACCESSION #
22493496

 

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