Probiotics are effective at preventing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Lau2016ProbioticsAE,
  title={Probiotics are effective at preventing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Christine S. M. Lau and Ronald S Chamberlain},
  journal={International journal of general medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={27-37}
}
INTRODUCTION Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. CDI has increased in incidence and severity over the past decade, and is a growing worldwide health problem associated with substantial health care costs and significant morbidity and mortality. This meta-analysis examines the impact of probiotics on the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) among children and adults, in both hospital and outpatient settings… CONTINUE READING
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