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Efficacy of probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) in children - a review

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Fox, M and Ahuja, KDK and Eri, RD, Efficacy of probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) in children - a review, International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, 8, (2/3) pp. 61-66. ISSN 1555-1431 (2013) [Substantial Review]


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Abstract

Antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) is recognised as a common problem with the use of antibiotics. Probiotics and probiotic yogurt formulations have been used in clinical studies aimed at treating AAD. In this review, we describe the summary of a number of clinical research studies utilising probiotics and yogurt specifically for treating AAD in children. A detailed evaluation of study design, methodology, data analysis and interpretation is carried out to describe the merits and limitations of such studies. Overall, there is a clear evidence for the beneficial effects of specific probiotics and yogurt in AAD in children.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:AAD, Lactobacillus, probiotics, yoghurt
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Other Medical and Health Sciences
Research Field:Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Child Health
Author:Fox, M (Mr Michael Fox)
Author:Ahuja, KDK (Dr Kiran Ahuja)
Author:Eri, RD (Associate Professor Raj Eri)
ID Code:87139
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2013-11-08
Last Modified:2014-02-07
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