Effectiveness of probiotics in the prophylaxis of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm neonates: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Bernardo2013EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of probiotics in the prophylaxis of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm neonates: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Wanderley Marques Bernardo and Felipe Toyama Aires and Renata Mota Carneiro and Fernando Pereira de S{\'a} and Vera Esteves Vagnozzi Rullo and Dennis Alexander R Burns},
  journal={Jornal de pediatria},
  year={2013},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={18-24}
}
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the benefits of using probiotics in the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and its complications in preterm newborns. METHOD This was a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, which included studies retrieved from three databases (MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS), using a combination of the terms (necrotizing enterocolitis) AND (probiotics). RESULTS 11 randomized trials were included, totaling 2,887 patients, 1,431 in the probiotic group and 1,456 in… CONTINUE READING
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