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  • Zinc and treating Children With Pneumonia- new study from Nepal

    Source: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/758308

    From Medscape Medical News
    Zinc Decreases Mortality in Children With Pneumonia
    Emma Hitt, PhD

    February 8, 2012 In a study conducted in Africa, children aged 6 to 59 months who had severe pneumonia had reduced mortality when receiving zinc in addition to standard antibiotics, a new study has found. In addition, the reduction in mortality was greater among HIV-infected than non-HIV-infected children.

    Maheswari G. Srinivasan, from the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda, and colleagues reported the findings in an article published online February 8 in BMC Medicine...

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    Re: Zinc and treating Children With Pneumonia- new study from Nepal

    Source: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759657

    Zinc Does Not Reduce Duration of Severe Pneumonia
    Emma Hitt, PhD

    March 5, 2012 In hospitalized children with pneumonia, adjunct treatment with zinc showed only a limited benefit, according to the findings of a new randomized trial conducted in Nepal.

    Sudha Basnet, MD, from the Child Health Department, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, and colleagues report their findings in an article published online March 5 in Pediatrics.

    According to the authors, zinc as adjuvant therapy for hospitalized children with pneumonia was beneficial in 1 clinical trial in Bangladesh, but other trials in India and Australia found no effect...

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      Re: Zinc and treating Children With Pneumonia- new study from Nepal

      Much will depend on dosage and type of zinc administered, when it is administered and how i.e in solution, as a tablet, before meals, with meals etc. These factors need standardising in trial work before results can be meaningfully compared. Variance of these factors will produce significant differences in results.

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