Feeding intolerance alters the gut microbiota of preterm infants

Abstract Feeding intolerance (FI) is a common disease in preterm infants, often causing a delay in individual development. Gut microbiota play an important role in nutrient absorption and metabolism of preterm infants. To date, few studies have focused on the community composition of gut microbiota of preterm infants with feeding intolerance. In this study, we … Read moreFeeding intolerance alters the gut microbiota of preterm infants

Pilot study of probiotic/colostrum supplementation on gut function in children with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms

Abstract Over half of all children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have gastrointestinal (GI) co-morbidities including chronic constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome. The severity of these symptoms has been correlated with the degree of GI microbial dysbiosis. The study objective was to assess tolerability of a probiotic (Bifidobacterium infantis) in combination with a bovine … Read morePilot study of probiotic/colostrum supplementation on gut function in children with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms

Protective effects of Bacillus probiotics against high-fat diet-induced metabolic disorders in mice

Abstract Recently, modulation of gut microbiota by probiotics treatment has been emerged as a promising strategy for treatment of metabolic disorders. Apart from lactic acid bacteria, Bacillus species (Bacillus spp.) have also been paid attention as potential probiotics, but nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms for their protective effect against metabolic dysfunction remain to be elucidated. In … Read moreProtective effects of Bacillus probiotics against high-fat diet-induced metabolic disorders in mice

Comparative effectiveness and safety of interventions for acute diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Citation: Florez ID, Veroniki A-A, Al Khalifah R, Yepes-Nuñez JJ, Sierra JM, Vernooij RWM, et al. (2018) Comparative effectiveness and safety of interventions for acute diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0207701. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207701 Editor: Jacobus P. van Wouwe, TNO, NETHERLANDS Received: May 2, 2018; Accepted: November 4, … Read moreComparative effectiveness and safety of interventions for acute diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Choosing an appropriate probiotic product for your patient: An evidence-based practical guide

Abstract Introduction Clinicians and patients face a daunting task when choosing the most appropriate probiotic for their specific needs. Available preparations encompass a diverse and continuously expanding product base, with most available products lacking evidence-based trials that support their use. Even when evidence exists, not all probiotic products are equally effective for all disease prevention … Read moreChoosing an appropriate probiotic product for your patient: An evidence-based practical guide