Tag: probiotics

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In this multicentre study, we could not demonstrate any difference between Lp299 and CHX used in oral care procedures regarding their impact on colonisation with emerging potentially pathogenic enteric bacteria in the oropharynx and trachea. Potentially pathogenic enteric bacteria not present at inclusion were identified in oropharyngeal samples from 29 patients in the CHX group and in 31 samples in the probiotic group. One hundred... Read More | Comment
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Recent medical history has largely viewed our bacterial symbionts as pathogens to be eradicated rather than essential partners in optimal health. However, one of the most exciting scientific advances in recent years has been the realization that commensal microorganisms (our microbiome) play vital roles in our physiology as humans in nutrition, vitamin synthesis, drug metabolism, protection against infection, and recovery from illness. Recent data show... Read More | Comment
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Sepsis can occur in just about anyone, including infants. Recent research shows feeding newborns probiotics (healthy bacteria) significantly lowers the child’s risk of developing sepsis. The study involved infants in rural India, where sepsis is common. Worldwide, an estimated 600,000 infants die from sepsis, primarily in developing countries. The bacterial strain selected was Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC-202195 – a kind of lactic acid bacteria found in... Read More | Comment
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probiotics prove to be a very useful weapon to reduce infections in critically ill patients, although strong recommendation in support of their use cannot be drawn yet. Reassessing the risk ratio with the meta-analytic software ProMeta 3.0, the overall effect becomes 1.02 (95% confidence interval 0.85–1.22), changing the direction of the effect against the use of probiotics, although the result is not significant. Read More | Comment
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DCRI Perioperative Nutrition focuses on the study of hospital-based treatments to improve preparation and recovery from surgery, major illness, and critical care. We put real science into improving patients’ lives with interventions such as nutrition and exercise. This work includes NIH and privately funded research that investigates the role of nutrition, exercise, the microbiome, probiotics, and other nutrition-related interventions such as protein delivery and sports... Read More | Comment
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Critical illness is characterized by a loss of commensal flora and an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria, leading to a high susceptibility to nosocomial infections. Probiotics are living non-pathogenic microorganisms, which may protect the gut barrier, attenuate pathogen overgrowth, decrease bacterial translocation and prevent infection. The purpose of this updated systematic review is to evaluate the overall efficacy of probiotics and synbiotic mixtures on clinical... Read More | Comment