8 gut reactions to common problemsHere is helpful advice gleaned from my experiences with C diff, diarrhea, colic, reflux, and other things gastroenterological.
9 Newly Approved Novel Drugs
9 Newly Approved Novel DrugsIt's still early in 2017, but the FDA has been approving drugs left and right. Here's what you need to know.
Mild gastroenteritis? Try dilute apple juice!Among children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration, initial oral hydration with dilute apple juice followed by preferred fluids is more beneficial than providing electrolyte maintenance solution, a large study in a pediatric emergency department (ED) in Canada found.
Infection control: “When can my child return to school?”
Infection control: “When can my child return to school?”Two common questions asked of pediatricians by parents are “When can my child return to school?” and “how long will I be staying home with my child?” Understanding when, how long, and under what conditions a pediatric patient with an infection is contagious to others is an important part of disease prevention and treatment.
Impact of probiotics on C diff-associated diarrhea (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains key findings from a meta-analysis published in the International Journal of General Medicine. The analysis examined whether probiotics were effective at reducing or preventing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
FDA approves 2 new IBS-D treatmentsThe FDA approved two new treatments to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin), this week.
FDA drug approvals-September 2014FDA actions in brief, fast-track designations,priority review, orphan drug designations
More rotavirus vaccine use leads to less diarrhea-associated healthcareAs rotavirus vaccine coverage increased from 2009 to 2011, diarrhea-associated healthcare utilization and costs continued the decline that began after the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) and the monovalent vaccine (RV1) joined the recommended vaccine list in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
Rotavirus vaccine reduces hospitalization, cuts costsThe introduction of rotavirus vaccines has substantially reduced the healthcare utilization related to diarrhea in children residing in the United States, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.
Probiotic moderates diarrheal and RTI episodesUsed as a prophylactic, Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 significantly reduced the risk of developing diarrhea or a respiratory tract infection (RTI) in healthy, 6-month-old to 36-month-old children who attended daycare, a study conducted in Mexico showed.