The Utility of Probiotics in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review

@article{Brenner2007TheUO,
  title={The Utility of Probiotics in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review},
  author={D M Brenner and Matthew J. Moeller and William D. Chey and Philip S. Schoenfeld},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={104},
  pages={1033-1049}
}
OBJECTIVES:Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder and available therapies have limited efficacy. Mucosal inflammation and alterations in gut microflora may contribute to the development of IBS symptoms, and researchers have hypothesized that probiotics might improve these symptoms. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of probiotics in the treatment of IBS.METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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