Review: Eradication therapy supplemented by probiotics increased eradication rates and reduced side effects in H. pylori infection: COMMENTARY

Moayyedi, Paul
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p63
Academic Journal
The article comments on the study by J. L. Tong and his colleagues, which identifies the effect of supplementation with probiotics on eradication rates and adverse events on Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy. The author cited that the study added growing evidence that probiotics may be beneficial in variety of gastrointestinal diseases. Probiotics are attracting attention because aspects of human health may relate to the balance of endogenous bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract.


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