2007 - Daily use of a Lactobacilli probiotic prevented antibiotic-associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients

Marshall, John C.
July 2008
ACP Journal Club;7/15/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that was conducted by M. Beausoleil and colleagues on prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients, who use Lactobacilli probiotic daily. About, 89 hospitalized patients who were to take more then 3 days of systemic antibiotics were considered. Within 48 hours of starting antibiotic treatment, 49 gram was initially given once daily for 2 days; then 98 gram was given daily until the end of antibiotic treatment.


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