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Yoghurt biotherapy: contraindicated in immunosuppressed patients?



Key Questions Addressed
8 Key Question 8 - Case studies/series and potential harms of nonstandard interventions for CDI
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Title Yoghurt biotherapy: contraindicated in immunosuppressed patients?
Author MacGregor G., Smith AJ., Thakker B., Kinsella J.
Country Department of Respiratory Medicine, 2nd Floor OPD, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, Scotland, UK.
Year 2002
Numbers Pubmed ID: 12151695
1436 (internal)

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Extraction Form: Key Question 4 - Case studies/series and potential harms of nonstandard interventions for CDI (Table C11)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study Focus Treatment
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Subject/Study Details Female, age 42 years with multiple health problems then respiratory failure and critically ill Developed C. difficile infection, toxin positive Failed metronidazole switched to vancomycin and yogurt added
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Interventions Probiotic: yogurt with live cultures (supermarket brand) + vancomycin
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Clinical Diarrhea Outcomes
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C. difficile Toxin, C. difficile Culture, or Other
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Adverse Effects (AE) Harms S. pneumonaie and secondary L. rhamnosus septicemia and death
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