Infectious diarrhea: when to test and when to treat
- EFFECTIVE NONSPECIFIC TREATMENT OF DIARRHEA. Winkelstein, Asher // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1960, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p524
Presents information on the nonspecific treatment of chronic diarrhea. Factors that characterizes the diarrheal state; Composition that acts to reduce both stool fluidity and bowel hypermotility; Reports regarding cases of chronic diarrhea.
- Diarrhoea. Hatcher, Geoffrey // British Medical Journal;3/6/1976, Vol. 1 Issue 6009, p571
Examines the practice of treating diarrhea in babies and children. Rejection of doctors on the combination of kaolin and antibiotic for treatment; Maintenance of hydration; Causes of diarrhea.
- Therapy of travelers’ diarrhea with rifaximin on various continents. Steffen, Robert; Sack, David A.; Riopel, Lise; Jiang, Zhi-Dong; Stürchler, Matius; Ericsson, Charles D.; Lowe, Brett; Waiyaki, Peter; White, Mike; DuPont, Herbert L. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2003, Vol. 98 Issue 5, p1073
: ObjectiveOur aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of rifaximin, a virtually nonabsorbed antibiotic, 600 and 1200 mg per day, with placebo in patients with travelersâ€™ diarrhea.: MethodsThis was a multicenter, 1:1:1 randomized, parallel-group, double-blind study, conducted in...
- Diarrhea: Think twice before giving meds. Rodman, Morton J. // RN;Oct80, Vol. 43 Issue 10, p73
Discusses the treatment of diarrhea focusing on symptomatic relief. Treatment for traveler's diarrhea; Antibiotic treatment for severe diarrhea.
- Clinical Outcomes in Household Contacts of Patients with Cholera in Bangladesh. Weil, Ana A.; Khan, Ashraful I.; Chowdhury, Fahima; LaRocque, Regina C.; Faruque, A. S. G.; Ryan, Edward T.; Calderwood, Stephen B.; Qadri, Firdausi; Harris, Jason B. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;11/15/2009, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p1473
Background. Multiple Vibrio cholerae infections in the same household are common. The objective of this study was to examine the incidence of V. cholerae infection and associated clinical symptoms in household contacts of patients with cholera and to identify risk factors for development of...
- Saccharomyces boulardii for the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Adult Hospitalized Patients: A Single-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pozzoni, Pietro; Riva, Alessia; Bellatorre, Alessandro Giacco; Amigoni, Maria; Redaelli, Elena; Ronchetti, Anna; Stefani, Mariangela; Tironi, Rosangela; Molteni, Edoardo Ennio; Conte, Dario; Casazza, Giovanni; Colli, Agostino // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun2012, Vol. 107 Issue 6, p922
OBJECTIVES:Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) are common complications of antibiotic use. Probiotics were effective in preventing AAD and CDAD in several randomized controlled trials. This study was aimed at testing the effect of...
- Fecal microbiota transplantation: An innovative approach to treating Clostridium difficile disease. Paasché, Stuart // JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (;Aug2013, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p46
Normal gut flora or microbiota, which is key to a healthy digestive tract, can be disrupted by antibiotic therapy, potentially leading to Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD). Fecal microbiota transplant has shown promise in quickly and safely eradicating CD AD at low cost.
- Probiotics 'prevent diarrhoea'. // Pulse;5/16/2012, p7
The article discusses a meta-analysis which suggests that probiotics are effective in preventing and treating diarrhoea associated with antibiotics.
- Bloody diarrhea? Don't take this drug. Irwin, Manasa; Nair, Dilip // Journal of Family Practice;Sep2013, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p508
A letter and a reply from the author of the article "Travelers' diarrhea: Prevention, treatment, and post-trip evaluation," which discusses about antibiotics for the treatment of diarrhea, is presented.