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Nutrition economic evaluation of a probiotic in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea

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INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) is common and frequently more severe in hospitalized elderly adults. It can lead to increased use of healthcare resources. We estimated the cost-effectiveness of a fermented milk (FM) with probiotic in preventing AAD and in particular Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). METHODS: Clinical effectiveness data and cost information were incorporated in a model to estimate the cost impact of administering a FM containing the probiotic...

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10.3389/fphar.2014.00013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Frontiers Media
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Frontiers in pharmacology More from this journal
Volume:
5
Pages:
13
Publication date:
2014-02-17
Acceptance date:
2014-01-23
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EISSN:
1663-9812
Language:
English
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uuid:6e093f59-0102-4ded-a2dc-8d8da5f4891f
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pubs:453272
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453272
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2014-05-13

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