Pre and Probiotics

ESPGHAN Working Group for Probiotics/Prebiotics

Persons in charge:

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Hania Szajewska

Chair

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Zvi Weizman

Chair

Project #1: Use of Probiotics for Management of Acute Gastroenteritis: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Working Group for Probiotics and Prebiotics

Study team

Hania Szajewska, Alfredo Guarino, Iva Hojsak, Flavia Indrio, Sanja Kolacek, Raanan Shamir, Yvan Vandenplas, Zvi Weizman. 

Aim

To develop recommendations for the use of probiotics for the treatment of AGE in previously healthy infants and children based on a systematic review of previously completed systematic reviews and of randomized controlled trials published subsequently to these reviews. 

Current status

Finalized. Published in J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Apr;58(4):531-9.

Project #2: Use of Probiotics for Preventing Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea

Study team

Hania Szajewska, Alfredo Guarino, Iva Hojsak, Flavia Indrio, Sanja Kolacek, Rok Orel, Raanan Shamir, Yvan Vandenplas, Zvi Weizman.

Aim

To develop recommendations for the use of probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea based on a systematic review of previously completed systematic reviews and of randomized controlled trials published subsequently to these reviews. 

Current status

On-going. To be finalized in 2015.