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Probiotic prophylaxis in predicted severe acute pancreatitis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Infectious complications and associated mortality are a major concern in acute pancreatitis. Enteral administration of probiotics could prevent infectious complications, but convincing evidence is scarce. Our aim was to assess the effects of probiotic prophylaxis in patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS: In this multicentre randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 298 patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis (Acute Physiology and Chronic H...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
371
Issue:
9613
Pages:
651-659
Publication date:
2008-02-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:30a80d7e-c78f-4fb0-ac1f-773e82621425
Source identifiers:
190955
Local pid:
pubs:190955

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