Ratnayake R.,International Rescue Committee |
Roberts B.,London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine |
Gaffey M.,Center for Global Child Health |
Murphy A.,London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Conflict and Health | Year: 2016
The editors of Conflict and Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2015). © 2016 Ratnayake et al.
PubMed | International Rescue Committee, Center for Global Child Health and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Type: | Journal: Conflict and health | Year: 2016
The editors of Conflict and Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2015).
Moore S.R.,Center for Global Child Health
Current Opinion in Gastroenterology | Year: 2011
Purpose of review To highlight recent advances in our understanding of prolonged episodes of acute diarrhea and persistent diarrhea in children. The focus is on the contribution of these illnesses to the global burden of diarrhea, their impact on childhood growth and development, novel epidemiologic links between prolonged and persistent diarrheal episodes, and strategies for their prevention and management. Recent findings Although less common than acute diarrhea, prolonged and persistent episodes of diarrhea in childhood constitute a significant portion of the global burden of diarrhea. These episodes also play a key role in the vicious cycle of childhood diarrhea and malnutrition in which undernutrition is both a risk factor and an outcome of diarrhea. Increased efforts to provide WHO-recommended zinc therapy for all children with diarrhea in developing countries will significantly reduce morbidity and mortality. In children who develop persistent diarrhea, yogurt-based or amino acid-based diets may accelerate their recovery. Summary In addition to increased implementation of strategies already known to effectively prevent and manage acute diarrhea, further research is needed to address the recognition, prevention, and treatment of prolonged episodes of acute diarrhea and persistent diarrhea in resource-limited settings. © 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health.