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The lack of therapeutic effect of Saccharomyces boulardii in the prevention of antibiotic-related diarrhoea in elderly patients.



Key Questions Addressed
1 How do different methods for detection of toxigenic C. difficile to assist with diagnosis of CDI compare in their sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values? a. Overall? b. Do performance measures vary with sample characteristics? c. Does testing strategy impact patient health or health system outcomes?
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2 What are effective prevention strategies? a. What is the effectiveness of current prevention strategies? b. What are the harms associated with prevention strategies? c. How sustainable are prevention practices in health care (outpatient, hospital inpatient, extended care) and community settings?
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3 What is the comparative effectiveness and harms of different antibiotic treatments? a. Does effectiveness vary by disease severity?
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4 What are the effectiveness and harms of other interventions? a. Overall b. In patients with relapse/recurrent CDI.
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Title The lack of therapeutic effect of Saccharomyces boulardii in the prevention of antibiotic-related diarrhoea in elderly patients.
Author Lewis SJ., Potts LF., Barry RE.
Country Department of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK.
Year 1998
Numbers Pubmed ID: 9570649

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Extraction Form: Detection, prevention, treatments, and efficacy and harms of interventions for C. difficile


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