Write your message
Volume 2, Issue 4 (10-2016)                   IJCA 2016, 2(4): 5-9 | Back to browse issues page

XML Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Sobouti B, Noorbakhsh S, Ashraf H, Ashraf -Talesh S. Use of Probiotic for the Treatment of Acute Rotavirus Diarrhea in Children: a Randomized Single-Blind Controlled Trial. IJCA 2016; 2 (4) :5-9
URL: http://ijca.iums.ac.ir/article-1-70-en.html
Resident of pediatrics
Abstract:   (2658 Views)

Background and Objective: Despite consistent evidence that probiotics reduce the duration of diarrhea, there is only weak evidence for their efficacy in reducing the duration of hospitalization. Another source of heteroge-neity for probiotic trials is the type of probiotic being assessed; also, information about combined products is scarce.
Methods: This is a randomized, single-blind controlled clinical trial performed in children hospitalized with acute rotavirus diarrhea carried out at a university hospital in Tehran, Iran. Children were randomly assigned to receive rehydration therapy or the same plus a multi-strain probiotic preparation. The primary outcome was the duration of hospitalization..
Findings: A total of 60 patients with acute diarrhea secondary to rotavirus infection were included; baseline characteristics were similar in both groups. A statistically significant difference in the duration of hospitalization was observed (p <0.001) in children receiving probiotic (5.07 ± 1.30) in comparison to the control group (8.22 ± 2.14).
Conclusion: Results of this study support the use of multi-strain preparation probiotics in treating rotavirus acute diarrhea.

Full-Text [PDF 320 kb]   (1589 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original Research |

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2024 CC BY-NC 4.0 | International Journal of Children and Adolescents

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb