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Probiotic prophylaxis in patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

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Objective. To evaluate whether enteral prophylaxis with probiotics in patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis prevents infectious complications. Design. Multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Method. A total of 296 patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis (APACHE II score ≥ 8, Imrie score ≥ 3 or C-reactive protein concentration > 150 mg/1) were included and randomised to one of two groups. Within 72 hours after symptom onset, patients received a...

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Journal:
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume:
152
Issue:
12
Pages:
685-696
Publication date:
2008-03-22
ISSN:
0028-2162
Source identifiers:
191155
Language:
Dutch; Flemish
Pubs id:
pubs:191155
UUID:
uuid:411531bb-3192-4d69-a738-0915f8788066
Local pid:
pubs:191155
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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