Clinicians

Clinicians

INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING WHICH PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS ARE USEFUL FOR WHAT INDICATIONS?

 

No fully comprehensive guidelines are available, but here are some links from other sources which may be helpful.

International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics
Probiotics: A Consumer Guide for Making Smart Choices

Probiotics: A Consumer Guide for Making Smart Choices

Prebiotics: A Consumer Guide for Making Smart Choices

Prebiotics: A Consumer Guide for Making Smart Choices

Journal of Family Practice Online

Journal of Family Practice Online

Evidence-based recommendations for use of probiotics or prebiotics are offered for IBS, IBD, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, acute infectious diarrhea, traveler’s diarrhea, eczema and diabetes.

Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products

Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products

Clinical Guide to Probiotic Supplements Available in the United States and Clinical Guide to Probiotic Supplements Available in Canada. An independent tool for healthcare professionals, developed by the Alliance for Education on Probiotics (AEP) and made possible through a industry-funded educational grants. For an interactive version, free mobile download: USA version:  Google Play and the App Store; Canada version: App Store and Google Play.

World Gastroenterology Organisation Practice Guideline on Probiotics and Prebiotics
World Gastroenterology Organisation Practice Guideline on Probiotics and Prebiotics

Note especially Tables 8 and 9, which list strains associated with graded evidence for GI benefits.

Probiotics for GI Health in 2012: Issues and Updates

Probiotics for GI Health in 2012: Issues and Updates

A CME course, includes assessment of probiotics for GI benefits. The course is no longer available for CME credit, but the content is available. Note especially Table 1, which provides a list of probiotics associated with graded evidence of GI benefits. Online sourcePDF.

Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Diseases, by R Balfour Sartor, MD for UpToDate®

Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Diseases, by R Balfour Sartor, MD for UpToDate®

This is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource for clinicians, healthcare providers and patients. Accessing this article requires a subscription.

Use of probiotics for antibiotic associated diarrhea

Use of probiotics for antibiotic associated diarrhea

[Rodgers B, Kirley K, Mounsey A. PURLs: prescribing an antibiotic? Pair it with probiotics. J Fam Pract. 2013 Mar;62(3):148-50.]

Use of probiotics to manage functional bowel symptoms

Use of probiotics to manage functional bowel symptoms

[Hungin AP, Mulligan C, Pot B, Whorwell P, Agréus L, Fracasso P, Lionis C, Mendive J, Philippart de Foy JM, Rubin G, Winchester C, de Wit N; European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology. Systematic review: probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms in clinical practice — an evidence-based international guide. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Oct;38(8):864-86.]

Use of probiotics for pediatric ulcerative colitis

Use of probiotics for pediatric ulcerative colitis

Management of pediatric ulcerative colitis: joint ECCO and ESPGHAN evidence-based consensus guidelines. Turner et al; European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization; European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Sep;55(3):340-61.Use of yogurt cultures to manage symptoms of lactose intolerance [EFSA P

Use of yogurt cultures to manage symptoms of lactose intolerance

Use of yogurt cultures to manage symptoms of lactose intolerance

[EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergy. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to live yoghurt cultures and improved lactose digestion(ID 1143, 2976) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. EFSA Journal 8, 1763 (2010).]

Use of probiotics for acute pediatric gastroenteritis

Use of probiotics for acute pediatric gastroenteritis

[Pieścik-Lech M, Shamir R, Guarino A, Szajewska H. Review article: the management of acute gastroenteritis in children. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Feb;37(3):289-303.]

Other clinical resources

Other clinical resources:

Gut Microbiota and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Profs. Philippe Marteau and Harry Sokol, prepared for the Gut Microbiota for Health community (September 2015).

World Gastroenterology Organisation

World Gastroenterology Organisation:

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