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Probiotic fails to ward off nosocomial diarrhea in hospitalized kids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Giving the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 to hospitalized children is unlikely to protect them from nosocomial diarrhea, including rotavirus infection, according to a study conducted in Poland. “In children, healthcare-associated diarrhea, in particular due to...

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Amantadine accelerates recovery of cognition after traumatic brain injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients receiving rehabilitation for prolonged disorders of consciousness after severe traumatic brain injury show an accelerated pace of cognitive recovery when treated with amantadine, a multicenter team reports in the March 1st issue of the New England Journal of...

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Phosphate-containing enemas may be deadly in elderly

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sodium phosphate enemas, even in standard doses, may lead to severe metabolic disorders and death in elderly patients, warn clinicians from Israel in a paper this month in Archives of Internal Medicine. “Their use should be limited to low-risk patients only,” advise Dr....