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A multicentre randomised controlled trial evaluating lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in older people admitted to hospital: the PLACIDE study…

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, May 2012
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Title
A multicentre randomised controlled trial evaluating lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in older people admitted to hospital: the PLACIDE study protocol
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-108
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Stephen J Allen, Kathie Wareham, Caroline Bradley, Wyn Harris, Anjan Dhar, Helga Brown, Alwyn Foden, Way Yee Cheung, Michael B Gravenor, Sue Plummer, Ceri J Phillips, Dietrich Mack

Abstract

Antibiotic associated diarrhoea complicates 5-39% of courses of antibiotic treatment. Major risk factors are increased age and admission to hospital. Of particular importance is C. difficile associated diarrhoea which occurs in about 4% of antibiotic courses and may result in severe illness, death and high healthcare costs. The emergence of the more virulent 027 strain of C. difficile has further heightened concerns. Probiotics may prevent antibiotic associated diarrhoea by several mechanisms including colonization resistance through maintaining a healthy gut flora.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
Chile 1 1%
Unknown 88 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 20%
Student > Master 18 19%
Other 11 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Other 22 23%
Unknown 10 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 44%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 14 15%

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#9,906,013
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#3,278
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#83,693
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#16
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