COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SACCHAROMYCES BOULARDII AND YOGURT FLUID IN ACUTE DIARRHEA
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the role of Saccharomyces boulardii and yogurt fluid in acute diarrhea in children.Material and Methods: Duration of study was from 7th September, 2012 to 7th March, 2013 in the Department of Pediatrics, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore and it was a randomized controlled study.
Results: It was randomized controlled trial with sample size of 200 patients ranging from age 6 months to 2 years having diarrhea of less than 2 weeks. One hundred (group A) were treated with probiotic powder containing Saccharomyces Boulardii while one hundred (group B) were given Yogurt Fluid only. There was a difference of 1.91 days between these two groups (P = 0.001, table 4) and mean decrease in the frequency of Group A was 4.189±0.470 and for Group B was 2.39±0.527.
Conclusion: This study concludes that Saccharomyces boulardii is more beneficial in acute diarrheal infection in children.