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Review Article

Probiotics in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis for Children: A Case-Based Review

Table 2

Validity appraisal of RCTs based on CEBM critical appraisal tools.

AuthorNo. of participantsLevel of evidenceValiditya
RandomizationBaseline similarityEqually treatedIntention to treatBlinding

Navarro-Lopez et al. [15]502+++++
Prakoeswa et al. [16]222?+++?
Yang et al. [17]70b2++++
Woo et al. [18]882?+++
Han et al. [19]1082+++++

aValidity demonstrated by: +, clearly stated; −, not done; ?, not clearly stated. bOut of 100 initial participants, only 70 participants finished the study. The conclusion was made based on the per-protocol analysis.

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