Probiotics, prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhoea: meta-analysis
Now that the literature is virtually flooded with information on the clinical application and safety record of probiotics, we should begin to see its use in general clinical practice in another 35 years (that accounts for the standard 40 decades for the thumping on the heads of clinicians minus the past 5 years in which probiotics have been showing up in the literature). Remember also that antibiotic resistance is not the only problem with antibiotic overuse–destruction of normal, protective flora has a larger, more insidious impact on public health. Unfortunately this aspect is rarely addressed in the mainstream medical journals.
bmj.com Abstracts: D’Souza et al. 324 (7350): 1361