Diarrhea

Zinc reduces childhood diarrhea morbidity

Zinc reduces childhood diarrhea morbidity

Supplements have no clear effect on mortality and a slight effect on promoting children's growth.

Probiotics don't stop diarrhea

Probiotics don't stop diarrhea

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Probiotic supplements do not appear to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) or diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile in elderly patients.

Alleviating diarrhea subsequent to radiation

Alleviating diarrhea subsequent to radiation

For patient's with chemotherapy induced diarrhea, try alternating between these two medications before moving on to something stronger.

Diarrhea in an elderly man in an assisted-living facility

Diarrhea in an elderly man in an assisted-living facility

What are the next steps after ruling out Clostridium difficile?

Fecal transplant curbs recurrent C. diff diarrhea

Fecal transplant curbs recurrent C. diff diarrhea

The majority of patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated infection recover after undergoing fecal transplantation via colonoscopy.

No increase in intussusception after rotavirus vaccination

No increase in intussusception after rotavirus vaccination

Post-licensure data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink did not show increases in intussusception among infants aged 4 to 34 weeks in the first week or month after vaccination with the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine.

FDA warns of C. diff risk with PPIs

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Advise patients who experience watery stool that does not go away, abdominal pain and fever while taking PPIs to seek medical attention immediately.

Noroviruses leading cause of hospital infections

Norovirus outbreaks predominated in behavioral health and rehabilitation/long-term care facilities, whereas bacterial infections were more likely to occur in medical and surgical units.

Preventing diarrhea after esophageal reconstruction

Advising patients to take OTC antidiarrheal medications at specific times in relation to when they eat their meals can help reduce the number of bowel movements.

Bactericide fights C. difficile infection

Bactericide fights C. difficile infection

Fidaxomicin was noninferior to vancomycin among adults with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in two randomized, double blind trials.

Dextranomer gel injections for fecal incontinence

Local injections to narrow the anal canal reduced fecal incontinence by 25% at one-year follow-up, data from recent clinical trials indicate.

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