Probiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults and children.

@article{Goldenberg2017ProbioticsFT,
  title={Probiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults and children.},
  author={Joshua Z. Goldenberg and Christina Yap and Lyubov Lytvyn and Calvin Ka-Fung Lo and Jennifer Beardsley and Dominik Mertz and Bradley C. Johnston},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2017},
  volume={12},
  pages={CD006095}
}
BACKGROUND Antibiotics can disturb gastrointestinal microbiota which may lead to reduced resistance to pathogens such as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). Probiotics are live microbial preparations that, when administered in adequate amounts, may confer a health benefit to the host, and are a potential C. difficile prevention strategy. Recent clinical practice guidelines do not recommend probiotic prophylaxis, even though probiotics have the highest quality evidence among cited prophylactic… CONTINUE READING

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