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Traveler's diarrhea: an update on prevention and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18455100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traveler's diarrhea is a condition that disrupts work and vacation, and affects many women traveling from developed countries to developing countries. Specific food and hygiene education may help to decrease the occurrence of this common food and water-borne gastrointestinal infection. Probiotics rather than antibiotics are now among the recommendations for the prophylaxis of traveler's diarrhea. Treatment for traveler's diarrhea in mild cases may involve simply maintaining hydration. In moderate cases that disrupt the travel itinerary antibiotics and antimotility agents can be used.
Lori A Spies
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of midwifery & women's health     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1542-2011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909407     Medline TA:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-4     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, 3700 Worth St., Dallas, TX 75246, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Antidiarrheals / administration & dosage
Bismuth / administration & dosage
Diarrhea* / diet therapy,  drug therapy,  prevention & control
Organometallic Compounds / administration & dosage
Probiotics / therapeutic use
Salicylates / administration & dosage
Water Microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antidiarrheals; 0/Organometallic Compounds; 0/Salicylates; 14882-18-9/bismuth subsalicylate; 7440-69-9/Bismuth

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