A Meta-Analysis on the Efficacy of Probiotics for Maintenance of Remission and Prevention of Clinical and Endoscopic Relapse in Crohn’s Disease

@article{Rahimi2007AMO,
  title={A Meta-Analysis on the Efficacy of Probiotics for Maintenance of Remission and Prevention of Clinical and Endoscopic Relapse in Crohn’s Disease},
  author={Roja Rahimi and Shekoufeh Nikfar and Fatemeh Rahimi and Behzad Elahi and Saeed Derakhshani and Mohammad Vafaie and Mohammad Abdollahi},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={53},
  pages={2524-2531}
}
Objective To evaluate whether probiotics maintain remission in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Design A meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials. Methods PUBMED and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for clinical trial studies investigated the efficacy of probiotics for the maintenance of remission in Crohn’s disease. Clinical relapse and endoscopic relapse were the key outcomes of interest. Data were searched within the time period of 1966 through may 2007… CONTINUE READING