Impact of perioperative administration of synbiotics in patients with esophageal cancer undergoing esophagectomy: a prospective randomized controlled trial. Surgery 2012; 152: 832–842.

Published: 4th March 2013

Authors: Tanaka K, Yano M, Motoori M, Kishi K, Miyashiro I, Ohue M et al. et al.


Synbiotics appeared to reduce the duration of the systemic inflammatory response associated with surgery (P=0.006). The results was fewer postoperative infections: 10 versus 29 per cent, P=0.068.

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