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In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

Compared with , probiotics administered to in showed no benefit in preventing the of drug-resistant microbes in the , according to new research at School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus
The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (above) was no more effective than regular medical care in preventing the colonization of superbugs in the gastrointestinal tracts of critically ill patients, according to a pilot study by Washington University researchers.
Credit: Washington University in St. Louis