Probiotics for Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A Meta-Analysis with Trial Sequential Analysis

@article{Weng2017ProbioticsFP,
  title={Probiotics for Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A Meta-Analysis with Trial Sequential Analysis},
  author={H. Weng and Jian-guo Li and Z. Mao and Ying Feng and C. Wang and Xue-Qun Ren and Xian-Tao Zeng},
  journal={Frontiers in Pharmacology},
  year={2017},
  volume={8}
}
Background and Objective: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients. The efficacy of the probiotics for preventing VAP is still controversial. Present study was conducted to comprehensively evaluate the effect of probiotics on VAP prevention in mechanically ventilated patients. Methods: PubMed, Embase, and CENTRAL were searched up to September 2016. Eligible trials designed with randomized controlled trials… Expand
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