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

Critical Care201721:42

  • Received: 31 January 2017
  • Accepted: 31 January 2017
  • Published:

The original article was published in Critical Care 2016 20:262


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.
Fig. 1
Fig. 1

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



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital de Clínicas (University Hospital), Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Italia Ave. 14th Floor. 11.600, Montevideo, Uruguay
Department of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, 2400 Pratt Street, Office: NP 7060, Durham, NC 27705, USA


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


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