Dr Iveta Garaiova

Probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms

A systematic review of 70 studies investigating the use of probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms (IBS, antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, diarrhoea associated with Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy and other conditions) was performed, evidence was graded and recommendations for the physicians provided. Specific probiotics are beneficial in (i) reduction of total symptoms and abdominal pain …

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Probiotics for recurrent abdominal pain

The effect of dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in 1453 children aged between 4 and 18 years was assessed in the Cochrane systematic review of 19 randomised controlled trials. Thirteen studies (1017 children) investigated the effect of probiotics compared to placebo, four studies (299 children) were trials of fibre-based interventions, one study (34 children) …

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Probiotics for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections

The effect and safety of probiotics in the prevention of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in 3720 participants of all ages were assessed in the Cochrane systematic review of 12 randomised controlled trials. The results of the meta-analysis suggested that probiotics may be effective in reducing the number of participants with episodes of acute …

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