Consensus and contentious statements on the use of probiotics in clinical practice: a South East Asian Gastro-neuro Motility Association Working Team Report.

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Consensus and contentious statements on the use of probiotics in clinical practice: a South East Asian Gastro-neuro Motility Association Working Team Report.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr 26;:

Authors: Gwee KA, Lee WW, Ling KL, Ooi CJ, Quak SH, Dan YY, Siah KT, Huang JG, Chua ASB, Hilmi IN, Raja Affendi RA, Ong C, Simadibrata M, Abdullah M, Sollano JD, Leelakusolvong S, Gonlachanvit S, Lee YY, Ricaforte-Campos JD, Yin YK, Chong KM, Wong CY

Abstract
The concept of consuming microorganisms in the treatment of a medical condition and in health maintenance has gained much traction, giving rise to an abundance of medical claims, and of health supplements. We identified relevant clinical questions on the therapeutic use of probiotics and reviewed the literature in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, impaired intestinal immunity, liver disease, intestinal infections and common childhood digestive disorders. Statements were developed to address these clinical questions. A panel of experienced clinicians was tasked to critically evaluate and debate the available data. Both consensus and contentious statements are presented to provide to clinicians a perspective on the potential of probiotics, and importantly their limitations.

PMID: 29697855 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29697855?dopt=Abstract