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Hempel S, Newberry S, Ruelaz A, et al. Safety of Probiotics to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2011 Apr. (Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 200.)

Acronyms and Abbreviations

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ATCC

American Type Culture Collection

CAERS

CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System

CBER

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

CCTs

controlled clinical trials

CFSAN

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

cfu

colony forming units

CI

confidence interval

CTCAE

Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events classification system

DARE

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects

EFSA

European Food Safety Authority

EPC

Evidence-based Practice Center

FAO/WHO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

GRAS

generally recognized as safe

IND

investigational new drug

ITT

intention-to-treat

MANTIS

Manual, Alternative and Natural Therapy Index System

NCCAM

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NCI-CTC

National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria

NTIS

National Technical Information Service

ODS

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

RCT

randomized controlled trial

RD

risk difference

RR

risk ratio

SAE

serious adverse event

TEP

Technical Expert Panel

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Safety of Probiotics to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 200.
Hempel S, Newberry S, Ruelaz A, et al.

AHRQ (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

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