Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Hempel2012ProbioticsFT,
  title={Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Susanne Hempel and Sydne Jennifer Newberry and Alicia Ruelaz Maher and Zhen Wang and Jeremy N. V. Miles and Roberta M Shanman and B A Sally Johnsen and Paul G. Shekelle},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={307 18},
  pages={1959-69}
}
CONTEXT Probiotics are live microorganisms intended to confer a health benefit when consumed. One condition for which probiotics have been advocated is the diarrhea that is a common adverse effect of antibiotic use. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the evidence for probiotic use in the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). DATA SOURCES Twelve electronic databases were searched (DARE, Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews, CENTRAL, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, MANTIS… CONTINUE READING
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