Check the NEJM study from Schnadower et al. here


First of all, you’re probably wondering “why all the probiotics posts Brad?” Well, we are working to disseminate great research that can change practice, and do it as rapidly and in as many ways as possible. Plus, James Gray is a really great guy, and he is our brand new dissemination fellow, working to find the best ways to share the evidence and measure the impact of dissemination efforts. So, that’s why you get a podcast (with an in depth interview), a blog post (a succinct summary), and a video (a quick summary + info for parents) all on the same topic within one week. We are trying to do everything we can to make as many people as possible aware of some really well done practice-changing evidence. 

That’s why I’ve posted this brief video today. It not only offers a bite sized summary of Schnadower et al., but also has advice from James on how to convey this information to parents.

And while I’m at it, go ahead and give @jamesgray0 a follow on twitter. He’s got a lot to say, and he’s a really nice guy!


Probiotics for gastroenteritis? from Brad Sobolewski on Vimeo.



Schnadower et al. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG versus Placebo for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children. NEJM 2018; 379:2002-2014. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1802598.