November 3, 2010

ISAPP board member, Michael Cabana, MD, MPH, offered commentary in the Journal of Pediatrics [157(5):864-5; 2010] regarding interpretation of recent metaanalysis
(Pediatrics 2010;125:921-30) on use of probiotics in NEC. He questioned the value of aggregating different probiotic preparations into one metaanalysis and  emphasized that – contrary to the opinions expressed in the metaanalysis – that further research is needed to assess the effectiveness of specific probiotic strains for NEC.