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Probiotics cut antibiotic-associated C diff diarrhea by 66 percent

from Medscape Medical News

A meta-analysis of 20 trials covering 3,800 participants found probiotics were associated with a 66 percent reduction in the incidence of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea, according to a study published online in Annals of Internal Medicine. Bradley C. Johnston, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto, and colleagues say the study provides "moderate-quality evidence" favoring probiotic prophylaxis during antibiotic treatment. more

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