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Paul Dassow, Steven Fox
The latest studies indicate that probiotics can help with colic, eczema, and certain types of diarrhea. They may also help with upper respiratory infections and IBS pain.
November 2016: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079729/effect-of-probiotics-on-diarrhea-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-randomized-controlled-study-in-uganda
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Benedikte Grenov, Hanifa Namusoke, Betty Lanyero, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Christian Ritz, Christian Mølgaard, Henrik Friis, Kim F Michaelsen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of probiotics on diarrhea during in- and outpatient treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted involving 400 children admitted with SAM. Patients received one daily dose of a blend of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) (10 billion colony-forming units, 50:50) or placebo during hospitalization followed by an 8-12 week outpatient treatment period, depending on patients' recovery rate...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067304/weissella-cibaria-wikim28-ameliorates-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-by-inducing-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-balb-c-mice
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Seul Ki Lim, Min-Sung Kwon, Jieun Lee, Young Joon Oh, Ja-Young Jang, Jong-Hee Lee, Hae Woong Park, Young-Do Nam, Myung-Ji Seo, Seong Woon Roh, Hak-Jong Choi
The occurrence of atopic dermatitis (AD), a chronic inflammatory skin disease, has been increasing steadily in children and adults in recent decades. In this study, we evaluated the ability of the lactic acid bacterium Weissella cibaria WIKIM28 isolated from gatkimchi, a Korean fermented vegetable preparation made from mustard leaves, to suppress the development of AD induced by 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene in a murine model. Oral administration of W. cibaria WIKIM28 reduced AD-like skin lesions, epidermal thickening, and serum immunoglobulin E levels...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064261/clinical-effects-of-prebiotics-in-pediatric-population
#4
Rok Orel, Lea Vodušek Reberšak
CONTEXT: Prebiotics are non-digestible components of food that in a selective manner trigger the expansion of microbes in the gut with valuable effects for the health of the host. In our document, current literature pertaining to the clinical effects of the use of prebiotics for the treatment and prevention of some common pediatric pathology such as infantile colic, constipation, absorption of minerals, weight gain, diarrhea, respiratory infections, and eczema is reviewed. EVIDENCE: Data was collected through search of the MEDLINE, PubMed, UpToDate, Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register database as well as through references from relevant articles, all until September 2015...
December 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057659/lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-in-the-prevention-of-antibiotic-associated-diarrhoea-in-children-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#5
Maciej Kołodziej, Hania Szajewska
INTRODUCTION: Administration of some probiotics appears to reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD). The effects of probiotics are strain-specific, thus, the efficacy and safety of each probiotic strain should be established separately. We aim to assess the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 administration for the prevention of diarrhoea and AAD in children. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A total of 250 children younger than 18 years treated with antibiotics will be enrolled in a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial in which they will additionally receive L...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052594/network-meta-analysis-of-probiotics-to-prevent-respiratory-infections-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Marina Azambuja Amaral, Gabriela Helena Barbosa Ferreira Guedes, Matias Epifanio, Mario Bernardes Wagner, Marcus Herbert Jones, Rita Mattiello
Probiotics have emerged as a promising intervention for the prevention of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children. Assess the effect of probiotics on prevention of RTIs in children and adolescents. MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS, SCIELO, CINAHL, SCOPUS, and Web of Science. Key words: "respiratory tract infections" AND probiotics. Randomized controlled trials RCT assessing the effect of probiotics on RTIs in children and adolescents were included. Two reviewers, working independently, to identify studies that met the eligibility criteria...
January 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043872/extensively-hydrolysed-casein-formula-containing-l-rhamnosus-gg-reduces-the-occurrence-of-other-allergic-manifestations-in-children-with-cow-s-milk-allergy-3-year-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roberto Berni Canani, Margherita Di Costanzo, Giorgio Bedogni, Antonio Amoroso, Linda Cosenza, Carmen Di Scala, Viviana Granata, Rita Nocerino
BACKGROUND: Children with cow's milk allergy (CMA) have an increased risk of developing other allergic manifestations (AMs). OBJECTIVE: We performed a parallel-arm randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test whether the administration of an extensively hydrolysed casein formula (EHCF) containing the probiotic L. rhamnosus GG (LGG) can reduce the occurrence of other AMs in CMA children. METHODS: Children with IgE-mediated CMA were randomly allocated to EHCF or EHCF+LGG groups and followed for 36 months...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028357/can-probiotics-benefit-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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REVIEW
Fernando Navarro, Yuying Liu, Jon Marc Rhoads
Children with autism are commonly affected by gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of probiotics in this population, as it hypothetically may help to improve bowel habits and the behavioral and social functioning of these individuals. The gut microbiome plays an important role in the pathophysiology of organic as well as functional gastrointestinal disorders. Microbial modification with the use of antibiotics, probiotics, and fecal transplantation have been effective in the treatment of conditions such as recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, pouchitis, and irritable bowel syndrome...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008787/a-review-of-dose-responses-of-probiotics-in-human-studies
#9
A C Ouwehand
The probiotic definition requires the administration of an 'adequate amount' in order to obtain a health benefit. What that amount should be is not indicated. Here, an overview is given of studies that investigated the dose-response relation of probiotics in human interventions. Studies were divided in; meta-analyses, meta-analyses on specific probiotic strains, and studies testing two or more doses of a probiotic (combination) in the same study. Meta-analyses on the effect of probiotics on antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) suggest a dose-response effect; for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea on the other hand no dose-response was observed...
December 23, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996291/is-the-prevalence-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-korean-children-decreasing-analysis-of-the-national-statistics-data-2009-2014
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Ji Young Lee, Hea-Kyoung Yang, Minji Kim, Jihyun Kim, Kangmo Ahn
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children is increasing in many developing countries. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore trends in the prevalence of AD in Korean children. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service from 2009 to 2014. Data for the estimated populations were collected from the Statistics Korea. The annual prevalence of AD was obtained by dividing the number of patients by the estimated population each year...
December 12, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994593/intestinal-innate-antiviral-immunity-and-immunobiotics-beneficial-effects-against-rotavirus-infection
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REVIEW
Julio Villena, Maria Guadalupe Vizoso-Pinto, Haruki Kitazawa
The mucosal tissues of the gastrointestinal tract are the main portal entry of pathogens such as rotavirus (RV), which is a leading cause of death due to diarrhea among young children across the globe and a major cause of severe acute intestinal infection in livestock animals. The interactions between intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and immune cells with RVs have been studied for several years, and now, it is known that the innate immune responses triggered by this virus can have both beneficial and detrimental effects for the host...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994474/probiotics-improve-the-efficacy-of-standard-triple-therapy-in-the-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-a-meta-analysis
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Christine S M Lau, Amanda Ward, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori colonization is present in half of the world's population and can lead to numerous gastrointestinal diseases if left untreated, including peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. Although concurrent triple therapy remains the recommended treatment regimen for H. pylori eradication, its success rate and efficacy have been declining. Recent studies have shown that the addition of probiotics can significantly increase eradication rates by up to 50%. This meta-analysis examines the impact of probiotic supplementation on the efficacy of standard triple therapy in eradicating H...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994413/effects-of-probiotic-drop-containing-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-bifidobacterium-infantis-and-lactobacillus-reuteri-on-salivary-streptococcus-mutans-and-lactobacillus-levels
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Maryam Hajnorouzali Tehrani, Najmeh Akhlaghi, Leila Talebian, Jaber Emami, Siamak Etzad Keyhani
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a probiotic drop containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium infantis, and Lactobacillus reuteri on salivary counts of Streptococcus mutans (SM) and Lactobacillus (LB) in children 3-6 years of age. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Sixty-one healthy children were randomly allocated into two parallel blocks in this double-blind, randomized controlled trial (IRCT2014120320202N1) from May to June 2015. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Finally 53 participants consumed five drops of placebo (n = 23) or probiotic (n = 30) every night for 2 weeks...
October 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968929/nutrition-and-skin-kids-are-not-just-little-people
#14
Meagen McCusker, Robert Sidbury
There has been a surge of new data regarding the pathophysiology of skin diseases. We are appreciating the sophisticated interplay among the skin, the immune system, and the environment. More elegant and highly specific medicines have been designed to target certain immune mediators of the adaptive immune system. In parallel fashion, we are learning more about the elegance of the innate immune system and how nutrition as early as the prenatal period can affect the priming of other immune cells. Concerns about the long-term impact of new immune-modulating medicines-especially in the pediatric population-have patients asking their dermatologists for nutritional alternatives to medical therapies...
November 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940670/environmental-enteric-dysfunction-and-growth-failure-stunting-in-global-child-health
#15
REVIEW
Victor Owino, Tahmeed Ahmed, Michael Freemark, Paul Kelly, Alexander Loy, Mark Manary, Cornelia Loechl
Approximately 25% of the world's children aged <5 years have stunted growth, which is associated with increased mortality, cognitive dysfunction, and loss of productivity. Reducing by 40% the number of stunted children is a global target for 2030. The pathogenesis of stunting is poorly understood. Prenatal and postnatal nutritional deficits and enteric and systemic infections clearly contribute, but recent findings implicate a central role for environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), a generalized disturbance of small intestinal structure and function found at a high prevalence in children living under unsanitary conditions...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938461/effect-of-fortified-milk-on-growth-and-nutritional-status-in-young-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Misa Matsuyama, Tracy Harb, Michael David, Peter Sw Davies, Rebecca J Hill
OBJECTIVE: Adequate nutrition is critical for optimal growth and development. However, young children may be at risk of nutrient deficiencies when transitioning to weaning foods for a variety of reasons. Supplementation with fortified milk may provide potentially lacking essential nutrients, but effects on growth and nutritional status are yet to be established. DESIGN: Five databases were searched for randomised controlled trials using fortified milk against control milk in young children...
December 12, 2016: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931973/effect-of-probiotics-in-prevention-of-atopic-dermatitis-is-dependent-on-the-intrinsic-microbiota-at-early-infancy
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Ekaterina Avershina, Raul Cabrera-Rubio, Krister Lundgård, Gaspar Perez-Martinez, Maria Carmen Collado, Ola Storrø, Torbjørn Øien, Christian Kvikne Dotterud, Roar Johnsen, Knut Rudi
Although a link between probiotic intervention and reduction in atopic disease has been documented, no consistent associations with microbiota has yet been established. Here we have conducted an extensive analysis of the microbiota from more than 250 mother child pairs from a probiotic intervention cohort, where we previously have shown 40 % reduction in atopic dermatitis. Within the probiotic intervention group at the age of 10 days we found that the atopic children had a deviating microbiota (p = 0.028, BH-FDR corrected Kruskal Wallis) with high levels (> 10 %) of a bacterium related to Bifidobacterium dentium (p=0...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920580/positive-clinical-outcomes-derived-from-using-streptococcus-salivarius-k12-to-prevent-streptococcal-pharyngotonsillitis-in-children-a-pilot-investigation
#18
Francesco Di Pierro, Maria Colombo, Alberto Zanvit, Amilcare S Rottoli
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus salivarius K12 (BLIS K12(®)) is a probiotic strain producing the bacteriocins salivaricin A2 and salivaricin B, both of which strongly antagonize the growth of Streptococcus pyogenes, the most important bacterial cause of pharyngeal infections in humans. It successfully colonizes and exhibits persistence in the oral cavity and is endowed with an excellent safety profile. Previous observations of a small group of children indicated that the use of BLIS K12 could also reduce the occurrence of viral pharyngitis...
2016: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906800/lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-in-the-treatment-of-functional-abdominal-pain-in-children-rct-study
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Oleg Jadrešin, Iva Hojsak, Zrinjka Mišak, Alemka Jaklin Kekez, Tena Trbojević, Lana Ivković, Sanja Kolaček
OBJECTIVES: Beneficial therapeutic effect of probiotics has been reported in children with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but not consistently in other functional abdominal pain-related disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Lactobacillus (L.) reuteri DSM 17938 in the treatment of functional abdominal pain (FAP) and IBS in children. METHODS: Children (age 4-18 years) referred to pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital Zagreb from May 2012 to December 2014, diagnosed as FAP or IBS, were randomized to receive L...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888158/metabolomic-profile-of-children-with-recurrent-respiratory-infections
#20
Sara Bozzetto, Paola Pirillo, Silvia Carraro, Mariangela Berardi, Laura Cesca, Matteo Stocchero, Giuseppe Giordano, Stefania Zanconato, Eugenio Baraldi
Recurrent respiratory infections (RRI) represent a widespread condition which has a severe social and economic impact. Immunostimulants are used for their prevention. It is crucial to better characterize children with RRI to refine their diagnosis and identify effective personalized prevention strategies. Metabolomics is a high-dimensional biological method that can be used for hypothesis-free biomarker profiling, examining a large number of metabolites in a given sample using spectroscopic techniques. Multivariate statistical data analysis then enables us to infer which metabolic information is relevant to the biological characterization of a given physiological or pathological condition...
January 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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