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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782469/effectiveness-of-probiotics-in-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain-disorders-and-functional-constipation-a-systematic-review
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Carrie A M Wegh, Marc A Benninga, Merit M Tabbers
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of probiotics on functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPD) and functional constipation (FC). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted, searching PubMed and Cochrane databases from inception to January 2018 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the efficacy of probiotics in children aged 4 to 18 years with FAPD or children aged 0 to 18 years with FC. RESULTS: A total of 657 citations were identified...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782464/use-of-probiotics-in-the-prevention-of-nosocomial-infections
#2
Ivana Trivić, Iva Hojsak
Nosocomial, hospital-acquired or health care-associated infections occur worldwide, affecting both developed and developing countries. This results in a prolonged hospital stay, increased antimicrobial resistance, increased mortality rate, and significant financial burden on the health care system. Routine preventive measures have led to the decrease in infection spreading; however, it cannot successfully prevent all of them, making a place for the development of new strategies, including probiotics. The aim of this review was to summarize available evidence of the role of probiotics in the prevention of nosocomial infections in children...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769554/long-term-extension-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-probiotics-using-electronic-health-records
#3
Gareth Davies, Sue Jordan, Caroline J Brooks, Daniel Thayer, Melanie Storey, Gareth Morgan, Stephen Allen, Iveta Garaiova, Sue Plummer, Mike Gravenor
Most randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are relatively short term and, due to costs and available resources, have limited opportunity to be re-visited or extended. There is no guarantee that effects of treatments remain unchanged beyond the study. Here, we illustrate the feasibility, benefits and cost-effectiveness of enriching standard trial design with electronic follow up. We completed a 5-year electronic follow up of a RCT investigating the impact of probiotics on asthma and eczema in children born 2005-2007, with traditional fieldwork follow up to two years...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768525/effects-of-a-food-enriched-with-probiotics-on-streptococcus-mutans-and-lactobacillus-spp-salivary-counts-in-preschool-children-a-cluster-randomized-trial
#4
Judy Villavicencio, Lina Maria Villegas, Maria Cristina Arango, Susana Arias, Francia Triana
Probiotics have provided benefits to general health, but they are still insufficient to dental health. This study aimed to evaluate milk supplemented with probiotic bacteria and standard milk, measured by levels of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) and Lactobacillus spp., in 3-4-year-old children after 9 months of intervention. The study was a triple-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. The sample was composed of 363 preschoolers attending five child development centers in Cali, Colombia. They were randomized to two groups: children in the intervention group drank 200 mL of milk with Lactobacillus rhamnosus 5x106 and Bifidobacteruim longum 3x106, and children in the control group drank 200 mL of standard milk...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765579/antagonistic-effect-of-isolated-probiotic-bacteria-from-natural-sources-against-intestinal-escherichia-coli-pathotypes
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Sahar Karimi, Ehsan Rashidian, Mehdi Birjandi, Leila Mahmoodnia
Background: Probiotics are live microorganisms which are beneficial bacteria that are normal flora of the digestive system which, in determined amounts, show beneficial effects on host health, and can balance gastrointestinal microflora. Digestive tract diseases such as diarrhea are one of the major causes of child mortality in developing countries. Different pathotypes of Escherichia coli cause diarrhea that affects children, therefore reduction of these colonization strains in humans or animals can decline gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763353/effect-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-reuteri-on-salivary-cariogenic-bacterial-counts-among-groups-of-preschool-children-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Najlaa M Alamoudi, Eman S Almabadi, Eman A El Ashiry, Douaa A El Derwi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of probiotic Lactobacilli reuteri lozenges on caries-associated salivary bacterial counts (Mutans streptococci and Lactobacillus), dental plaque accumulation, and salivary buffer capacity in a group of preschool children. STUDY DESIGN: The study group consisted of 178 healthy children (aged 3-6 years). Children were randomly grouped: the experimental group (n = 90) received L. reuteri probiotic lozenges and the control group (n = 88) received placebo lozenges, twice daily, for 28 days...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752587/probiotics-for-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-attending-day-care-centers-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Rikke Pilmann Laursen, Iva Hojsak
Probiotics have been suggested to have a preventive effect on respiratory tract infections (RTIs), but limited evidence exist on strain-specific effects. The main aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate strain-specific probiotic effects on RTIs in children attending day care. We included 15 RCTs with 5121 children in day care settings (aged 3 months to 7 years), but due to high diversity in reported outcomes, different number of RCTs were available for evaluated outcomes. Twelve RCTs (n = 4527) reported results which could be compared in at least one outcome of the meta-analysis...
May 12, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740791/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children-not-a-small-matter
#8
REVIEW
Praveen Kumar Conjeevaram Selvakumar, Mohammad Nasser Kabbany, Naim Alkhouri
The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increased substantially in the past two decades and NAFLD has now become the most common cause of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents. NAFLD is a broad clinicopathologic spectrum ranging from simple steatosis to varying degrees of necroinflammation called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), leading to fibrosis and subsequently to cirrhosis. Despite the increasing prevalence and progressive nature of NAFLD even among children, therapy for NAFLD in both adults and children are limited...
May 9, 2018: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740541/anti-biofilm-properties-of-the-fecal-probiotic-lactobacilli-against-vibrio-spp
#9
Sumanpreet Kaur, Preeti Sharma, Namarta Kalia, Jatinder Singh, Sukhraj Kaur
Diarrheal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae is endemic in developing countries including India and is associated with high rate of mortality especially in children. V. cholerae is known to form biofilms on the gut epithelium, and the biofilms once formed are resistant to the action of antibiotics. Therefore agents that prevent the biofilm formation and disperse the preformed biofilms are associated with therapeutic benefits. The use of antibiotics for the treatment of cholera is associated with side effects such as gut dysbiosis due to depletion of gut microflora, and the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713493/prophylaxis-of-acute-respiratory-infections-via-improving-the-immune-system-in-late-preterm-newborns-with-e-coli-strain-nissle-1917-a-controlled-pilot-trial
#10
Mykola L Aryayev, Liudmyla I Senkivska, Nataliya K Bredeleva, Irina V Talashova
Background: Acute respiratory infections (ARIs), caused by the high level of immaturity of the immune system, are a major cause of morbidity in preterm newborns. The probiotic Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 (EcN) is well known for its immuno-modulatory properties and may therefore enhance the immune competence. Thus, EcN administration may provide a promising possibility to decrease the risk of ARIs in this vulnerable group of children. However, clinical data supporting or refuting this hypothesis are, to our knowledge, not available...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695312/microbial-preparations-probiotics-for-the-prevention-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-adults-and-children-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis-of-6-851-participants
#11
Bradley C Johnston, Lyubov Lytvyn, Calvin Ka-Fung Lo, Stephen J Allen, Duolao Wang, Hania Szajewska, Mark Miller, Stephan Ehrhardt, John Sampalis, Deniz G Duman, Pietro Pozzoni, Agostino Colli, Elisabet Lönnermark, Christian P Selinger, Samford Wong, Susan Plummer, Mary Hickson, Ruzha Pancheva, Sandra Hirsch, Bengt Klarin, Joshua Z Goldenberg, Li Wang, Lawrence Mbuagbauw, Gary Foster, Anna Maw, Behnam Sadeghirad, Lehana Thabane, Dominik Mertz
OBJECTIVETo determine whether probiotic prophylaxes reduce the odds of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults and children.DESIGNIndividual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), adjusting for risk factors.METHODSWe searched 6 databases and 11 grey literature sources from inception to April 2016. We identified 32 RCTs (n=8,713); among them, 18 RCTs provided IPD (n=6,851 participants) comparing probiotic prophylaxis to placebo or no treatment (standard care). One reviewer prepared the IPD, and 2 reviewers extracted data, rated study quality, and graded evidence quality...
April 26, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695183/efficacy-of-bacillus-coagulans-unique-is2-in-treatment-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-children-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-study
#12
M Ratna Sudha, N Jayanthi, M Aasin, R D Dhanashri, T Anirudh
The efficacy of the probiotic strain, Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was evaluated in children. A total of 141 children of either sex in the age group 4-12 years, diagnosed with IBS according to the Rome III criteria, participated in the double-blind randomised controlled trial. Children received either B. coagulans Unique IS2 chewable tablets or placebo once daily for eight weeks followed by a two week follow-up period. Reduction in pain intensity as well as other symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome like abdominal discomfort, bloating, distension, sense of incomplete evacuation, straining at stool, urgency of bowel movement, passage of gas and mucus, and bowel habit satisfaction were assessed...
April 26, 2018: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694997/role-of-lactoferrin-in-neonates-and-infants-an-update
#13
Paolo Manzoni, Alberto Dall'Agnola, Daniel Tomé, David A Kaufman, Elena Tavella, Marta Pieretto, Alessandro Messina, Daniele De Luca, Marc Bellaiche, Alexis Mosca, Hugues Piloquet, Umberto Simeoni, Jean-Charles Picaud, Antonio Del Vecchio
Lactoferrin is one of the most represented and important bioactive proteins in human and mammal milk. In humans, lactoferrin is responsible for several actions targeting anti-infective, immunological, and gastrointestinal domains in neonates, infants, and young children. Evidence-based data vouch for the ability of supplemented lactoferrin to prevent sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants and to reduce the burden of morbidity related to gastrointestinal and respiratory pathogens in young children...
May 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693777/milk-feeding-and-first-complementary-foods-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-the-teddy-study
#14
Anne Riikonen, David Hadley, Ulla Uusitalo, Nicole Miller, Sibylle Koletzko, Jimin Yang, Carin Andrén Aronsson, Sandra Hummel, Jill M Norris, Suvi M Virtanen
The aim was to describe milk feeding patterns and first weaning foods during the first year of life in a large prospective birth cohort of infants with increased genetic risk for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) recruited in 4 different countries: the United States, Finland, Germany, and Sweden. All enrolled children with dietary information (n = 8,673) were included in the analyses; 1,307 (15%) children who dropped out before the first birthday were excluded from some analyses. Supplementary milk feeding in the first 3 days of life was common in all the four countries, although the type of the supplementary milk differed by country and by maternal T1D...
April 25, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678466/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-oral-probiotics-for-the-prevention-of-clostridium-difficile-associated-diarrhoea-in-children-and-adolescents
#15
Na Li, Bin Zheng, Hong-Fu Cai, Yan-Hui Chen, Ming-Qi Qiu, Mao-Bai Liu
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) in hospitalized children and adolescents has been increasing year-on-year. Paediatric CDAD represents a significant economic burden on healthcare systems. Probiotics are live organisms thought to improve the microbial balance of the host, counteract disturbances in intestinal flora, and reduce the risk of colonization by pathogenic bacteria. AIM: We conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis to assess the economy of probiotics for the prevention of CDAD in children and adolescents receiving antibiotics...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657964/vive-la-persistence-engineering-human-microbiomes-in-the-21st-century
#16
Katrine L Whiteson
I imagine a future in which children grow up with healthy microbial communities. Engineering human microbiomes might actually be achievable in the near future, as we enter an era of hunting for human-adapted bacterial strains and phages. Furthermore, breath metabolites could allow us to track whether a probiotic colonizes persistently or a phage has knocked down a microbe of interest. Recent successes with probiotics, such as bifidobacteria that can break down human milk oligosaccharides, are making a future in which infants are intentionally colonized with health-promoting strains seem less unlikely...
March 2018: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651835/use-of-a-probiotic-mixture-containing-bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis-bb12-and-enterococcus-faecium-l3-in-atopic-children
#17
Francesco Di Pierro, Isabella Basile, Maria L Danza, Leo Venturelli, Raffaele Contini, Paolo Risso, Maria Colombo
BACKGROUND: Imbalance of the human gut microbiota in childhood, mainly due to low gut biodiversity and a low bifidobacterial load, has been suggested as a risk factor for atopy. Administration of Enterococcus faecium L3 in infants has been shown to increase the gut bifidobacterial count. The aim was to verify if a mixture of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB12 and E. faecium L3 could reduce the signs, symptoms and need for drugs in atopic children. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed, and compared with controls, clinical outcomes following use of BB12 and L3 strains when administered 3 months before or during the development of signs and symptoms of atopy...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650440/the-effectiveness-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-as-an-adjunct-to-macrogol-in-the-treatment-of-functional-constipation-in-children-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicentre-trial
#18
Agnieszka Wegner, Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, Jaroslaw Kierkus, Piotr Landowski, Anna Korlatowicz-Bilar, Sabina Wiecek, Jaroslaw Kwiecien, Agnieszka Gawronska, Lukasz Dembinski, Grazyna Czaja-Bulsa, Piotr Socha
OBJECTIVE: Constipation is one of the most common problems among children, with a prevalence ranging from 7 to 30%. It is treated with defecation training and laxative medications. However, many patients do not respond to the standard therapy. There is, therefore, an increasing interest in probiotics for the treatment of functional constipation. STUDY DESIGN: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 as an adjunct to macrogol in the treatment of functional, intractable constipation in children...
April 9, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603358/rapid-review-shows-that-probiotics-and-fermented-infant-formulas-do-not-cause-d-lactic-acidosis-in-healthy-children
#19
REVIEW
J Łukasik, S Salminen, H Szajewska
AIM: Extensive on-going research on probiotics and infant formulas raises a number of safety questions. One concern is the potential influence of D-lactic acid-containing preparations on the health of infants and children. The aim of this review was to summarise the available knowledge on the ingestion of D-lactic acid-producing bacteria, acidified infant formulas and fermented infant formulas as a potential cause of paediatric D-lactic acidosis. METHODS: A Medline database search was performed in July 2017, with no restrictions on the language, article type or publication date...
March 30, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602225/oral-microbiota-maturation-during-the-first-7-years-of-life-in-relation-to-allergy-development
#20
Majda Dzidic, Thomas Abrahamsson, Alejandro Artacho, Maria Carmen Collado, Alex Mira, Maria C Jenmalm
BACKGROUND: Allergic diseases have become a major public health problem in affluent societies. Microbial colonization early in life seems to be critical for instructing regulation on immune system maturation and allergy development in children. Even though the oral cavity is the first site of encounter between a majority of foreign antigens and the immune system, the influence of oral bacteria on allergy development has not yet been reported. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the bacterial composition in longitudinally collected saliva samples during childhood in relation to allergy development...
March 30, 2018: Allergy
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