Probiotics to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients Receiving Antibiotics.
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CLINICAL QUESTION: In adults and children prescribed antibiotics, is co-administration of a probiotic associated with a lower risk of symptomatic Clostridium difficile infection without an increase in adverse events? BOTTOM LINE: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that probiotics are associated with a lower risk of C difficile infection and very low-quality evidence suggests that probiotics are associated with fewer adverse events vs placebo or no treatment.
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Goldenberg, J. Z., Mertz, D., & Johnston, B. C.
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Goldenberg, Joshua Z||Mertz, Dominik||Johnston, Bradley C