These articles are shared by Dr Duncan a colleague from ICH Section:
Lazzerini M. Effect of zinc supplement on child mortality (editorial The Lancet 2007;370:1194-1195.
Tielsch JM, Khatry SK, Katz J, et al: Effect of daily zinc supplementation on child mortality in southern Nepal: a community-based, cluster randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet 2007;370:1230-1239.
Bhutta ZA, Black RE, Brown KH, et al: Prevention of diarrhea and pneumonia by zinc supplementation in children in developing countries: pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials. Zinc Investigators’ Collaborative Group. J Pediatr 1999;135(6):689-697.
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Subject: Anyone using zinc for diarrhea
Dear list serve,
Is anyone prescribing zinc for acute diarrhea from the emergency department?
Heard of its use for 3rd word countries and wondering if it would be of any use
ndansatron for nausea/vomiting
RT for dehydration
inc for diarrhea?
Kenneth Yen, MD MS
ssociate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)
ssociate Professor of Population=2
edical College of Wisconsin
hildren's Hospital of Wisconsin
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