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Saudi Med J. 2010 Mar;31(3):280-3.

A comparison between traditional yogurt and probiotic yogurt in non-inflammatory acute gastroenteritis.

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Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Ward, Ghaem Hospital, Ahmad Abad St., Mashhad, Iran. heydarianf@mums.ac.ir

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the traditional yogurt and probiotic yogurt in improving acute non-inflammatory gastroenteritis.

METHODS:

A double blinded case-control clinical trial, performed in 100 patients aged 6 months to 12 years of age from October 2008 to September 2009 in Ghaem and Dr. Sheikh Hospitals in Mashhad, Iran. The patients were assigned to the following groups: the case group received a probiotic yoghurt and the control group received the ordinary yogurt.

RESULTS:

There were statistically significant differences between the case and control groups in reducing frequency of diarrhea in the first (p=0.000), second (p=0.013), third (p=0.028), and fourth (p=0.022), therapy. Also, there was a significant difference (p=0.000) in discontinuation of diarrhea between the case and control groups.

CONCLUSION:

Acute non- inflammatory gastroenteritis improvement is accelerated by probiotic yogurt consumption.

PMID:
20231933
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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