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Prebiotics in infants for prevention of allergic disease and food hypersensitivity

  1. David A Osborn1,*,
  2. John KH Sinn2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 17 OCT 2007

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006474.pub2


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Osborn DA, Sinn JKH. Prebiotics in infants for prevention of allergic disease and food hypersensitivity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006474. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006474.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, RPA Newborn Care, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal North Shore Hospital, Neonatal Unit, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia

*David A Osborn, RPA Newborn Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales, 2050, Australia. david.osborn@email.cs.nsw.gov.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 17 OCT 2007

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 1 Eczema.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 2 Growth in weight (g/day).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 3 Growth in length (cm/week).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 4 Growth in head circumference (cm/week).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 5 Feed intolerance resulting in formula discontinuation.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Prebiotic versus no prebiotic in formula fed infants at high risk of allergy or food hypersensitivity, Outcome 1 Eczema.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Prebiotic versus no prebiotic in formula fed infants not selected for risk of allergy or food hypersensitivity, Outcome 1 Eczema.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Specific prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 1 Eczema.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Specific prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 2 Growth in weight (g/day).
[Analysis 4.3]
Analysis 4.3. Comparison 4 Specific prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 3 Growth in length (cm/week).
[Analysis 4.4]
Analysis 4.4. Comparison 4 Specific prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 4 Growth in head circumference (cm/week).
[Analysis 4.5]
Analysis 4.5. Comparison 4 Specific prebiotic versus no prebiotic, Outcome 5 Feed intolerance resulting in formula discontinuation.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Specific prebiotic versus other prebiotic, Outcome 1 Eczema.
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Specific prebiotic versus other prebiotic, Outcome 2 Growth in weight (g/day).
[Analysis 5.3]
Analysis 5.3. Comparison 5 Specific prebiotic versus other prebiotic, Outcome 3 Growth in length (cm/week).
[Analysis 5.4]
Analysis 5.4. Comparison 5 Specific prebiotic versus other prebiotic, Outcome 4 Feed intolerance resulting in formula discontinuation.