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Treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth and related symptoms by rifaximin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15855754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth should address different aims: the removal of the predisposing condition, guarantee of adequate nutritional support to reintegrate both caloric and vitamin requirements and, obviously, suppression of the contaminating bacterial flora, which represents the major goal. The polymicrobic nature of contaminating flora suggests the administration of wide-spectrum antibiotics, but until now there has been no conclusive information on the most effective therapeutic approach. In this paper, the efficacy of the different therapeutic approaches used is reviewed.
Michele Di Stefano; Gino Roberto Corazza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemotherapy     Volume:  51 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0009-3157     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemotherapy     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-27     Completed Date:  2005-07-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144731     Medline TA:  Chemotherapy     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Gastroenterology Unit, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Bacteria / drug effects*,  growth & development
Bacterial Infections / drug therapy*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Dietary Supplements
Gastrointestinal Agents / therapeutic use
Intestinal Absorption
Intestinal Diseases / drug therapy*
Intestine, Small / microbiology*
Rifamycins / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Gastrointestinal Agents; 0/Rifamycins; 88747-56-2/rifaximin

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