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Table. 1.

Eligibility Criteria for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Inclusion criteria
RCT or prospective cohort studies
SIBO diagnosed based on glucose or lactulose breath test, or using small bowel aspirate
Dichotomous outcome reporting on patients’ symptoms
Compared efficacy of antibiotics vs placebo/no treatment in patients with SIBOOR
Compared efficacy of antibiotics in treating IBS patients with SIBO vs no SIBO
Exclusion criteria
Studies that compared efficacy of antibiotics to other antibiotics or probiotics
Retrospective studies, case series, and case studies

RCT, randomized controlled trial; SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth; IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.

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