Use of probiotics in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

@inproceedings{Gou2014UseOP,
  title={Use of probiotics in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Shanmiao Gou and Zhiyong Yang and Tao Liu and Heshui Wu and Chun-you Wang},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION Necrotic tissue infection can worsen the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), and probiotics have been shown to be beneficial in reducing the infection rate in animal experiments and primary clinical trials. However, the results of multicenter randomized clinical trials have been contradictory. Our aim in this study was to systematically review and quantitatively analyze all randomized controlled trials with regard to important outcomes in patients with predicted SAP who… CONTINUE READING