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Erratum to: Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in critical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The Original Article was published on 19 August 2016


Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] published in Critical Care contained an error. We have made an error in the calculation of the pooled risk ratio (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for the effect of probiotics and synbiotics on hospital mortality. Currently, the revised effect on overall mortality is 1.02 (95% CI 0.85,1.22; P = 0.83, I2 = 0%). The corrected figure is shown in this erratum (Fig. 1). This error has not modified the results and conclusions of the meta-analysis.

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Effect of probiotic therapy on Mortality (n = 17). Original forest plot after reassesing the effect of probiotics on mortality


  1. Manzanares W, Lemieux M, Langlois PL, Wischmeyer PE. Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in critical illness. Crit Care. 2016;20:262.

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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s13054-016-1434-y.

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Manzanares, W., Wischmeyer, P.E. Erratum to: Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in critical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care 21, 42 (2017).

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