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Table 2 Comparison of mean stool frequency and stool consistency on the 10th day of various interventions

From: A short course of oral ranitidine as a novel treatment for toddler’s diarrhea: a parallel-group randomized controlled trial

Primary outcomes Oral ranitidinea
Mean ± SD
Probioticb
Mean ± SD
Placeboc
Mean ± SD
F p-value*
Stool frequency 1.30 ± 0.47 4.40 ± 0.84 5.00 ± 0.94 116.769 < 0.001
Stool consistency Formed Loose Loose   
  1. SD standard deviation *p-value < 0.05 adopted as statistically significant
  2. a3 mg/kg of daily oral ranitidine
  3. b5 to 10 billion colony-forming units per day of lyophilized lactic acid bacillus
  4. c50 mg of daily vitamin C tablet