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Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea by Nonantibiotic Drugs


Steffen, Robert; Heusser, Rolf; DuPont, Herbert L (1986). Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea by Nonantibiotic Drugs. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 8(Supp.):S151-S159.

Abstract

Travelers have resorted to a variety of drugs for prevention of diarrhea. No beneficial prophylactic effect has been confirmed for halogenated hydroxyquinolines, lactobacilli, antimotility drugs, ethacridine, and various other agents. In contrast, bismuth subsalicyate (BSS) in liquid form reduced the incidence of diarrhea in students from the United States living in Mexico and in tablet form in volunteers challenged by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. In tourists visiting various developing countries, a randomized, double-blind study was conducted in which 390 persons received a total of 2.1 or 1.05 g of BSS daily or placebo in tablet form in two doses. BSS reduced the incidence of diarrhea by 41% in the high-dose group and by 35% in the low-dose group without causing important adverse reactions

Abstract

Travelers have resorted to a variety of drugs for prevention of diarrhea. No beneficial prophylactic effect has been confirmed for halogenated hydroxyquinolines, lactobacilli, antimotility drugs, ethacridine, and various other agents. In contrast, bismuth subsalicyate (BSS) in liquid form reduced the incidence of diarrhea in students from the United States living in Mexico and in tablet form in volunteers challenged by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. In tourists visiting various developing countries, a randomized, double-blind study was conducted in which 390 persons received a total of 2.1 or 1.05 g of BSS daily or placebo in tablet form in two doses. BSS reduced the incidence of diarrhea by 41% in the high-dose group and by 35% in the low-dose group without causing important adverse reactions

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 May 1986
Deposited On:18 Oct 2018 10:06
Last Modified:20 Oct 2018 21:02
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1058-4838
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/clinids/8.supplement_2.s151
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicenceoxford101093clinids8Supplement_2S151 (Library Catalogue)

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