Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do probiotics prevent Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) in patients taking antibiotics?

Bottom-line:
Probiotics reduce the incidence of CDAD in patients on antibiotics with a NNT of 26. However^ the ideal product^ length of therapy^ and safety of probiotics (particularly in the immunocompromised) is unknown.


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Publication Date: 2013-6-24
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:33:59