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Lab-tested diagnosis needed when treating patients with persistent diarrhea
Persistent diarrhea, which is diarrhea that lasts at least 14 days, is an illness typically caused by parasites or bacteria and requires accurate diagnosis in order to determine what treatment to give, according to Herbert L. (2016-06-28)
Zinc supplementation reduces duration of diarrheal episodes in infants in developing countries
Diarrheal disease accounts for approximately one-fourth of all deaths yearly among children in developing countries aged 0-4 years and contributes substantially to malnutrition in surviving children. (2000-11-23)
Why we get diarrhea
In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigators explore the immune mechanism that drives diarrhea, concluding that it plays a critical role in pathogen clearance in the early stages of infection (2017-06-14)
Mast cells to blame for allergic diarrhea
While exposure to food allergens is often associated with diarrhea in humans, knowledge of the cell types and mediators involved in the process is still limited. (2003-12-04)
UT School of Public Health researchers discover significant efficacy of travelers' diarrhea vaccine
Researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health have found that patients given a travelers' diarrhea vaccine were significantly less likely to suffer from clinically significant diarrhea than those who received placebo, according to a study published in this week's edition of the Lancet. (2008-06-11)
Countries slow to use lifesaving diarrhea treatments for children
Despite evidence that low-cost diarrhea treatments such as lower osmolarity oral rehydration salts and zinc supplements could drastically reduce the number of deaths among children, little progress has been made in implementing these life-saving techniques. (2009-10-08)
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's link a strain of E. coli to diarrhea in children
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have determined that a bacterium called enteroaggregative E. coli, is responsible for 10 percent of cases of diarrhea in children. (2004-05-02)
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 17, 2005
The current issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet contains the following articles: Antibiotic successfully prevents travelers' diarrhea, study finds; Guidelines now recommend against ht for women with hysterectomy; Slightly elevated blood sugar levels not associated with new heart attacks, study finds; Study of five strategies to treat hbv identifies two strategies cost-effective, depending on health resources. (2005-05-16)
Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that a majority of traveler's diarrhea cases among U.S. travelers to Mexico and Guatemala were attributed to Norovirus. (2005-03-08)
Chronic diarrhea unresponsive to conventional medication: Are you taking lansoprazole?
Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which powerfully suppresses gastric acid production and is widely prescribed for chronic use in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (2009-05-12)
UNC researcher awarded grant for anti-diarrhea vaccine study in Nicaragua
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher has been awarded a four-year, $507,000 grant from the National Institute of Health's Fogarty International Center to study the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines in the Central American nation of Nicaragua. (2009-10-13)
Integrins as receptors give insight into rotavirus and diarrhea
Eleven years ago, Dr. Mary Estes of Baylor College of Medicine and her colleagues discovered the first viral enterotoxin, rotavirus NSP4, a toxic protein that affects the intestines, causing diarrhea. (2008-06-30)
Mayo Clinic develops new way to rate severity of colitis, a common cause of diarrhea
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a new way to assess a common cause of chronic diarrhea, microscopic colitis, using the Microscopic Colitis Disease Activity Index. (2011-10-31)
Researchers identify structure of bacteria responsible for traveler's diarrhea
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, the Naval Medical Research Center and the National Institutes of Health, have solved the structure of thin hair-like fibers called (2009-06-08)
Travelers' diarrhea not improved by restricted diet
Travelers suffering from (2004-08-05)
Report finds inequity may slow progress in preventing child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths
A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most vulnerable children have sufficient access to prevention and treatment services in 15 countries that account for 70% of the global pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in children under five. (2018-11-08)
Dark chocolate helps diarrhea
Scientists at Children's Hospital Oakland have confirmed that an ancient myth about chocolate is actually true! (2005-09-30)
Travelers need to know more about diarrhea
A survey of 104 vacationers boarding flights for Mexico revealed that their general level of knowledge about the prevention of this condition was generally adequate; however, there were still some things they needed to know more about how to avoid a nasty case of travellers' diarrhea, but they don't know everything they should, according to a University of Alberta study. (2007-01-11)
Routine rotavirus vaccination in Brazil has reduced diarrhea deaths in children
Rotavirus vaccination in all areas of Brazil is associated with reduced diarrhea-related deaths and hospital admissions in children aged under five years, reports a study in this week's PLoS Medicine. (2011-04-19)
Probiotic worm treatment may improve symptoms of colitis by restoring gut bacteria to healthy state
A new study on monkeys with chronic diarrhea that were treated by microscopic parasite worm (helminth) eggs has provided insights on how this form of therapy may heal the intestine. (2012-11-15)
Probiotics can reduce risk of diarrhea caused by antibiotics, study finds
Taking probiotics -- microorganisms that are believed to improve health by maintaining a normal balance of microorganisms in the human intestines -- can reduce the risk of developing the diarrhea that is a common side effect of taking antibiotics, according to a new study. (2012-05-08)
OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions
To most people in the developed world, diarrhea is a nuisance. (2004-08-23)
Guelph scientists develop first vaccine to help control autism symptoms
A first-ever vaccine created by University of Guelph researchers for gut bacteria common in autistic children may also help control some autism symptoms. (2013-04-24)
Saint Louis University expands research to treat deadly childhood disease
Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death for young children around the world, killing more than 2,000 children under five each day. (2013-05-31)
Yale gastroenterologist and collegues receive $1 million grant to study infectious diseases in developing countries
Henry J. Binder, M.D., professor of medicine and of cellular and molecular physiology in the Yale School of Medicine, and collaborators, are recipients of a Wellcome Trust and Burroughs Wellcome Fund research award to study diarrheal diseases. (2001-10-12)
Handwashing program decreases incidence of diarrhea among children in Pakistan
An intensive program of handwashing education and promotion in Pakistan decreased the incidence of diarrhea by more than 50 percent among children, according to a study in the June 2 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a theme issue on Global Health. (2004-06-01)
New report highlights gains in child survival, progress needed to address leading killers
The 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: Sustainable Progress in the Post-2015 Era, released today by the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, documents the progress of the 15 countries experiencing the greatest burden of pneumonia and diarrhea. (2015-11-12)
Infant mice lack microbes that help fight intestinal infection
A new study in mice suggests that newborns are more susceptible to intestinal infection because they harbor undeveloped gut microbiomes, and also hints at a way to boost colonization of healthy microbes that protect from pathogens. (2017-04-20)
Genetic mutation found in familial chronic diarrhea syndrome
When the intestines are not able to properly process our diet, a variety of disorders can develop, with chronic diarrhea as a common symptom. (2012-03-21)
Hopkins children's experts say doctors and parents can sort out symptoms with a checklist
A young child arrives at the emergency room after several days of abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea and is sent home with a diagnosis of viral gastritis and treatment for the symptoms. (2008-10-06)
Study finds medication prevents travelers' diarrhea
The antibiotic rifaximin can be safely used to prevent attacks of diarrhea that plague an estimated 20 million international travelers each year, a Houston research team reports this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (2005-05-16)
Mayo-led study: Drug fails to reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy
Sulfasalazine, a drug commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. (2013-09-24)
UVa finds 'Alzheimer's gene' protects children from severe diarrhea
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Federal University of CearĂ¡ in Brazil have joined forces to study if the gene believed to contribute to Alzheimer's protects children from the developmental stresses of early childhood diarrhea. (2006-11-10)
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 18, 2002
The science news headlines of this tip sheet include: Generation x-tra large: Americans getting fatter younger; Unholy guacamole: E. coli found in Mexican-style hot sauce samples; and Simple test can detect people with peripheral arterial disease. (2002-06-17)
Neonatal diarrhea
A research team from Italy designed a nationwide study aimed at investigating the frequency, etiology, clinical features, nutritional management, therapeutic approach and outcomes of diarrhea observed in hospitalized neonates. (2010-06-17)
Widely used public health surveys may underestimate global burden of childhood diarrhea
Public health surveys used in as many as 90 countries may be missing the number of recent diarrhea episodes among children by asking parents and caregivers to recall events two weeks versus one week out, suggests a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-04-03)
Octreotide acetate does not prevent treatment-induced diarrhea in anorectal cancer
In many cancers, octreotide acetate has been reported to control the diarrhea that can accompany chemotherapy. (2010-03-24)
Study finds taking probiotics has benefits for patients in hospitals
Patients in hospital who are on antibiotics may benefit from taking probiotics, according to researchers at St. (2013-06-04)
Role of pathogens vastly underestimated in deadly childhood diarrhea, study finds
New research offers unprecedented insights into the causes of childhood diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death of children worldwide, and suggests that the role of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites has been vastly underestimated. (2016-10-13)
First national zinc campaign for childhood diarrhea increases awareness, but use lags behind
In a study assessing the impact of the first national campaign to scale up zinc treatment of diarrhea in Bangladesh, researchers found that awareness was high but usage lagged behind. (2009-11-02)
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