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

Compared with , administered to in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal tract, according to new research at in St. Louis.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus
The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (above) was no more effective than regular 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