CHEO Discovery Minute
Many kids visit emergency departments with gastroenteritis, or a stomach infection. Six Canadian pediatric emergency departments took part in the Probiotic Regimen for Outpatient Utility of Treatment or PROGUT trial. Researchers wanted to know if giving young children probiotics could reduce the duration and severity of vomiting and diarrhea associated with acute gastroenteritis. In this CHEO Discovery Minute, Emergency Physician Dr. Ken Farion shares the results of the PROGUT Trial.