Recommendations for Probiotic Use—2015 Update: Proceedings and Consensus Opinion : Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

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Recommendations for Probiotic Use—2015 Update

Proceedings and Consensus Opinion

Floch, Martin H. MD*; Walker, W. Allan MD†,‡; Sanders, Mary Ellen PhD§; Nieuwdorp, Max MD, PhD∥¶; Kim, Adam S. MD#; Brenner, David A. MD**; Qamar, Amir A. MD††; Miloh, Tamir A. MD‡‡,§§,∥∥; Guarino, Alfredo MD¶¶; Guslandi, Mario MD##; Dieleman, Levinus A. MD, PhD***; Ringel, Yehuda MD†††; Quigley, Eamonn M.M. MD‡‡‡,§§§; Brandt, Lawrence J. MD∥∥∥ on behalf of

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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 49():p S69-S73, November/December 2015. | DOI: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000420


This paper describes the consensus opinion of the participants in the 4th Triennial Yale/Harvard Workshop on Probiotic Recommendations. The recommendations update those of the first 3 meetings that were published in 2006, 2008, and 2011. Recommendations for the use of probiotics in necrotizing enterocolitis, childhood diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and Clostridium difficile diarrhea are reviewed. In addition, we have added recommendations for liver disease for the first time. As in previous publications, the recommendations are given as A, B, or C ratings.

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