Probiotics for Prevention of Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea

  title={Probiotics for Prevention of Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea},
  author={S. Doron and P. Hibberd and S. Gorbach},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology},
  • S. Doron, P. Hibberd, S. Gorbach
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) occurs in approximately 25% of patients receiving antibiotics. Hospitalized patients with AAD are at increased risk for nosocomial infections and have a higher mortality. Probiotics are living microorganisms used to restore gut health by changing the intestinal microbiota. Several have been studied for the prevention of AAD. Five meta-analyses of trials of probiotics for the prevention of AAD have been performed. The results showed an overall reduction in… CONTINUE READING
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