Therapeutic effects of oral zinc in acute and persistent diarrhea in children in developing countries: pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Bhutta2000TherapeuticEO,
  title={Therapeutic effects of oral zinc in acute and persistent diarrhea in children in developing countries: pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta and Sheila M Bird and Robert E. Black and Kenneth H. Brown and Julie M Meeks Gardner and Adi Hidayat and Farida Khatun and Reynaldo Martorell and Nguyen Xuan Ninh and Mary Edith Penny and J. L. Rosado and S. K. Roy and Marie T Ruel and Sunil Sazawal and Anuraj Shankar},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={1516-22}
}
BACKGROUND Zinc deficiency is prevalent in children in developing countries. Supplemental zinc provides therapeutic benefits in diarrhea. OBJECTIVE We sought to measure the effect of supplemental zinc given with oral rehydration therapy during recovery from acute or persistent diarrhea. DESIGN We conducted pooled analyses including all available published and unpublished randomized controlled trials of the effects of supplementary oral zinc in children aged <5 y with acute or persistent… CONTINUE READING