Systematic review with meta‐analysis: the efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and antibiotics in irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Ford2018SystematicRW,
  title={Systematic review with meta‐analysis: the efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and antibiotics in irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={A. Ford and L. Harris and B. Lacy and E. Quigley and P. Moayyedi},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics},
  year={2018},
  volume={48},
  pages={1044–1060}
}
  • A. Ford, L. Harris, +2 authors P. Moayyedi
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional bowel disorder. Disturbances in the gastrointestinal microbiome may be involved in its aetiology. AIM To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and antibiotics in IBS. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched (up to July 2017). Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) recruiting adults with IBS, comparing prebiotics… CONTINUE READING

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