Consensus and contentious statements on the use of probiotics in clinical practice: A south east Asian gastro-neuro motility association working team report

Kok Ann Gwee, Warren Wei Rhen Lee, Khoon Lin Ling, Choon Jin Ooi, Seng Hock Quak, Yock Young Dan, Kewin Tien Ho Siah, James Guoxian Huang, Andrew Seng Boon Chua, Ida Normiha Hilmi, Raja Affendi Raja Ali, Christina Ong, Marcellus Simadibrata, Murdani Abdullah, Jose D. Sollano, Somchai Leelakusolvong, Sutep Gonlachanvit, Yeong Yeh Lee, Jane D. Ricaforte-Campos, Yee Kian YinKuck Meng Chong, Chong Yuen Wong

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Abstract

The concept of consuming microorganisms in the treatment of a medical condition and in health maintenance has gained much attraction, giving rise to an abundance of medical claims and of health supplements. This study identified relevant clinical questions on the therapeutic use of probiotics and reviewed the literature in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, impaired intestinal immunity, liver disease, intestinal infections, and common childhood digestive disorders. Statements were developed to address these clinical questions. A panel of experienced clinicians was tasked to critically evaluate and debate the available data. Both consensus and contentious statements are presented to provide to clinicians a perspective on the potential of probiotics and importantly their limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1716
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Asia
  • childhood
  • gastrointestinal
  • liver
  • obesity
  • probiotics

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