Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in critical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Volume: 20, Issue: 1
Published: Aug 19, 2016
Abstract
Critical illness is characterized by a loss of commensal flora and an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria, leading to a high susceptibility to nosocomial infections. Probiotics are living non-pathogenic microorganisms, which may protect the gut barrier, attenuate pathogen overgrowth, decrease bacterial translocation and prevent infection. The purpose of this updated systematic review is to evaluate the overall efficacy of probiotics...
Paper Details
Title
Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in critical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published Date
Aug 19, 2016
Volume
20
Issue
1
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