TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Ellison III, Richard T.
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 presents comments on research studies which examine whether probiotics are effective for prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and treatment of Clostridium difficile disease (CDD). An attractive alternative to the treatment and prevention of AAD and CDD is probiotic therapy. The therapy is the use of nonpathogenic microorganisms to restore a normal intestinal flora. The diversity of bacterial strains present is far greater than previously recognized.
ACCESSION #
22493497

 

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