TITLE

Review: Probiotics prevent C. difficile-associated diarrhea in patients using antibiotics

AUTHOR(S)
Johnston, B. C.; Weed, Harrison G.
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Annals of Internal Medicine;10/15/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 8, pJC7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study that explored the efficacy and safety of probiotics for preventing Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)–associated diarrhea (CDAD) in adults and children receiving antibiotics, and states that the results of the study revealed that probiotics prevent C. difficile-associated diarrhea and not C. difficile infections in patients receiving antibiotics. It also presents comments on the study and states that the study encourages the use of probiotics.
ACCESSION #
90669264

 

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