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Table 2 Table of 56 Excluded studies with reasons for exclusion

From: Association between funding source, methodological quality and research outcomes in randomized controlled trials of synbiotics, probiotics and prebiotics added to infant formula: A Systematic Review

Use of Exclusive breast milk or Other milk feeds (buffalo, goat milk) Type of feed not clear/specified Probiotic administered in water, saline or other fluid that is not infant formula No use of probiotic, prebiotic Not RCT, (Cross over, Follow up, Observational study) Different inclusion criteria Lack of suitable/ knowledgeable translator Data presentation inappropriate Out dated (published before 1980)
Agarwal 2003 [101] Al Hosni 2012 [102] FengJuan 2008 [103] Morisset 2011 [104] Huet 2006 [105] Agustina 2007 [106] Akiyama1994a [107] (Japanese) Grzéskowak 2012 [108] Andrews 1969 [109]
Baldeon 2008 [110] Campeotto 2011 [111] Kuitunen 2009 [112] Patole 2005 [113] Bongers 2007 [114] Correa 2005 [115] Akiyama1994b [116] (Japanese)   Robinson 1952 [117]
Braga 2011 [118] Cukrowska 2002 [119] Kukkonen 2007 [120] Rochat 2007 [121] Chou I-C 2009 [122] Hol 2008 [123]    
Chandra 2002 [124] *Karvonen 1999 [125] Kukkonen 2008 [126] Taipale 2011 [127] Euler 2005 [128] Isolauri 2000 [129]    
Lin H-C 2005 [130] *Karvonen 2001 [131]   Taylor 2009 [132] Hoyos 1999 [133] Nopchinda 2002 [134]    
Manzoni 2006 [135] *Karvonen 2002 [136]   Thibault 2004 [137] Kim 2007 [138] Rivero 2004 [139]    
Rinne 2006 [140] Li 2004 [141]    Lee 2007 [142] Urao 1999 [143]    
Samanta 2009 [144] Panigrahi 2008 [145]    Lidesteri 2003 [146] Van der Aa 2010 [147]    
  Rojas 2012 [148]    Marini 2003 [149] Waliogora-Dupriet 2007 [150]    
  Taylor 2007 [151]    Rigo 2001 [152] Wang 2007 [153]    
  Underwood 2009 [154]    Savino 2003 [155]     
     Sepp 1993 [156]     
  1. Key: * Unpublished trials.