Efficacy of probiotics in prevention of acute diarrhoea: a meta-analysis of masked, randomised, placebo-controlled trials.

@article{Sazawal2006EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of probiotics in prevention of acute diarrhoea: a meta-analysis of masked, randomised, placebo-controlled trials.},
  author={Sunil Sazawal and Girish Hiremath and Usha Dhingra and Pooja Malik and Saikat Deb and Robert E. Black},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={374-82}
}
To evaluate the evidence for the use of probiotics in the prevention of acute diarrhoea, we did a meta-analysis of the available data from 34 masked, randomised, placebo-controlled trials. Only one trial was community based and carried out in a developing country. Most of the remaining 33 studies were carried out in a developed country in a health-care setting. Evaluating the evidence by types of acute diarrhoea suggests that probiotics significantly reduced antibiotic-associated diarrhoea by… CONTINUE READING
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