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Effect of a synbiotic on infantile acute gastroenteritis.
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PMID:  23887031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Acute gastroenteritis is still a common disease worldwide. Synbiotics are being used to alleviate the effects of acute gastroenteritis-related diarrhoea. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of a synbiotic in reducing the duration of diarrhoea in children with acute gastroenteritis. The study has been carried out on data gathered from children with acute gastroenteritis between the age of three months and 14 years seen in paediatric polyclinics between August 2009 and April 2010. While synbiotic group patients got a sachet containing Bifidobacterium lactis 2211 with a minimum of 5×106 cfu active bacteria and 900 mg chicory inulin twice daily for five days together with an oral rehydration solution, the control group only received an oral rehydration solution. Therapy with synbiotic plus an oral rehydration solution shortened the duration of acute diarrhoea in children by approximately one day compared to oral rehydration solution only.
Authors:
Z Gundogdu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Beneficial microbes     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1876-2891     ISO Abbreviation:  Benef Microbes     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101507616     Medline TA:  Benef Microbes     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Child Health and Diseases, Kocaeli University, Umuttepe Campus, 41380 Kocaeli, Turkey.
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