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Probiotics for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea (PAAD): a prospective observational study of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (including Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea) in care homes.

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BACKGROUND: Antibiotic prescribing rates in care homes are higher than in the general population. Antibiotics disrupt the normal gut flora, sometimes causing antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD). Clostridium difficile (Hall and O'Toole 1935) Prévot 1938 is the most commonly identified cause of AAD. Little is known either about the frequency or type of antibiotics prescribed in care homes or about the incidence and aetiology of AAD in this setting. OBJECTIVES: The Probiotics for Antibiotic-As...

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10.3310/hta18630

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Publisher:
NIHR Journals Library
Journal:
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Volume:
18
Issue:
63
Pages:
1-84
Publication date:
2014-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
URN:
uuid:3595f8de-47d3-4926-bbc2-5ce096a29c54
Source identifiers:
487400
Local pid:
pubs:487400
Language:
English

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