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

Johnston, B. C.; Weed, Harrison G.
October 2013
Annals of Internal Medicine;10/15/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 8, pJC7
Academic Journal
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.


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