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Randomized trial of perioperative probiotics among patients undergoing major abdominal operation. J Am Coll Surg 2019; 229: 533–540

Published: 15th June 2020

Authors: Franko J, Raman S, Krishnan N, Frankova D, Tee MC, Brahmbhatt R et al.


Some 135 patients awaiting major GI surgery were included. The intervention group had probiotics for one week. The composite outcome of death, unplanned readmission or infection occurred in 25 per cent after placebo and 33 per cent after probiotics, P=0.315.

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