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Table 1 Daily symptom scores and number of weeks with satisfactory relief of symptoms during the two treatment periods.

From: A candidate probiotic with unfavourable effects in subjects with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial

Symptoms LpMF1298 Placebo Paired differences, mean (CI) Statistics
Number of weeks with satisfactory relief of symptoms 0.50 (0.89) 1.44 (1.26) -0.94 (-1.57 to -0.31) P = 0.006
Individual symptoms     
   Abdominal Pain/Discomfort 1.55 (0.57) 1.14 (0.55) 0.41 (0.09 to 0.73) P = 0.016
   Stool frequency (normalised) 0.15 (0.18) 0.19 (0.21) -0.03 (-0.14 to 0.07) P = 0.48
   Stool consistency (normalised) 0.86 (0.55) 0.61 (0.55) 0.25 (-0.12 to 0.61) P = 0.17
   Urgency 1.54 (0.59) 1.12 (0.56) 0.42 (0.17 to 0.66) P = 0.002
   Bloating 1.23 (0.59) 1.16 (0.68) 0.07 (-0.31 to 0.46) P = 0.69
   Straining 0.51 (0.37) 0.58 (0.40) -0.07 (-0.17 to 0.03) P = 0.13
   Incomplete bowel movement 0.59 (0.35) 0.54 (0.41) 0.05 (-0.06 to 0.17) P = 0.35
Sum symptoms     
   IBS sum score 6.44 (1.81) 5.35 (1.77) 1.09 (0.31 to 1.87) P = 0.010
Stool characteristics     
   Stool frequency 1.52 (0.68) 1.33 (0.58) 0.19 (-0.07 to 0.45) P = 0.15
   Stool consistency 4.84 (1.51) 4.17 (1.31) 0.67 (0.20 to 1.13) P = 0.008
   Diarrhoea (consistency + frequency) 6.36 (1.99) 5.50 (1.71) 0.86 (0.33 to 1.39) P = 0.004
  1. The results are given as mean(SD).