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- faeces, abnormal. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p296
An encyclopedia entry for "faeces, abnormal" is presented. Abnormal faeces which may be an indication of a disorder of the digestive system or a related organ, such as the liver, differ from normal in their colour, odour, consistency or content. A change in diet often result in a change in the...
- New concepts in diagnostics for infectious diarrhea. Platts-Mills, J A; Liu, J; Houpt, E R // Mucosal Immunology (1933-0219);Sep2013, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p876
Conventional approaches to the diagnosis of infectious diarrhea must include several modalities to detect an array of potential viruses, bacteria, and parasites. We will provide a general overview of the wide range of diagnostic modalities available for enteropathogens, briefly discuss some of...
- Effect of HIV Transmission Category and CD4 Count on the Occurrence of Diarrhea in HIV-Infected Patients. Rabeneck, L.; Crane, M. M.; Risser, J. M. H.; Lacke, C. E.; Wray, N. P. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1993, Vol. 88 Issue 10, p1720
This study was designed to assess the relative contributions of HIV transmission category and immunodeficiency to the risk of HIV-related diarrhea. We reviewed the medical records of 169 HIV-infected non-AIDS patients seen between 1986 and 1990 at the Houston VA Special Medicine Clinic. The...
- Diarrhea: Differentiating the acute from the chronic. Brandt, Lawrence J.; Peppercorn, Mark A.; Dupont, Herbert L. // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Jul2002, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p4
The article offers information on the difference of acute diarrhea from chronic diarrhea. Diarrhea is a response of the bowel to infection, drugs, foods or disease. Diarrhea is considered chronic if it has been present for longer than 4 weeks. People with chronic diarrhea may experience...
- Antisecretory therapy and the risk of acquiring Clostridium difficile associated disease. // Gut;Jun2006, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p885
The article reports on a case study to assess whether the use of acid suppression can lead to increased risk of enteric infection in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Acid suppression is given empirically to treat upper gastrointestinal symptoms and is the most effective medical treatment for...
- Markers of Inflammation in Bacterial Diarrhea among Travelers, with a Focus on Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli Pathogenicity. Greenberg, David E.; Zhi-Dong Jiang; Steffen, Robert; Verenker, Mangala P.; DuPont, Herbert L. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/1/2002, Vol. 185 Issue 7, p944
The intestinal inflammatory response of traveler's diarrhea acquired in Goa, India, and Guadalajara, Mexico, was studied. Fecal lactoferrin was found in stool samples in which entero-aggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC), enterotoxigenic E. coli, or Salmonella or Shigella species were isolated,...
- Enteric Infections--New Concepts and New Approaches. // Clinical Pediatrics;May1965, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p253
This article presents excerpts of several studies about enteric infections including the classification of acute diarrheal disease.
- Acute watery diarrhoeal syndrome, Afghanistan. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;8/9/2002, Vol. 77 Issue 32, p269
Reports on the outbreak of acute watery diarrheal syndrome in Afghanistan. Number of deaths and cases reported in the country.
- Letting History Be Your Guide. Babb, Richard R. // Cortlandt Forum;02/25/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p36
Discusses a case of chronic diarrhea. Etiology; Pathophysiology; Diagnosis; Treatment.