Continue to Expect a Limited Role for Probiotics

We're getting more questions about using probiotics in the hospital for GI disorders...due to new Am Gastro Assn guidelines.

Continue to expect limited use. Evidence of benefit is generally weak...and study results often conflict. Plus data from one species or strain can't be applied to another.

Some clinicians give probiotics to help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea. But experts disagree over whether probiotics help reduce the risk of C. diff from antibiotics.

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