Pooling data on different probiotics is not appropriate to assess the efficacy of probiotics

Abstract

Dear Editor, Li et al. [2] presented the pooled results of randomized controlled trials and concluded that probiotic administration increases the H pylori eradication rate and reduces the risk of therapy-related side effects. It is tempting to produce a single estimate of the treatment effect of probiotics. However, pooling data from different strains and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00431-014-2340-4

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