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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209661/non-topical-management-of-recalcitrant-paediatric-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Jin Ho Chong, Mark Jean Aan Koh
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic, pruritic skin disease in children. As the incidence of AD increases, especially in high-income countries, paediatricians may see an increasing number of recalcitrant AD cases in their practice. Although these cases are principally managed by paediatric dermatologists, it is important for paediatricians to be aware of the use and side effects of non-topical treatment like phototherapy and systemic agents as well as the evidence for alternative treatment, which caregivers may ask about...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201936/effects-of-lactobacillus-casei-and-enterococcus-faecalis-on-growth-performance-immune-function-and-gut-microbiota-of-suckling-piglets
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Chaoqi Liu, Qun Zhu, Juan Chang, Qingqiang Yin, Andong Song, Zhentian Li, Erzhu Wang, Fushan Lu
This study was carried out to investigate the effects of orally administrated Lactobacillus casei and Enterococcus faecalis on performance, immune function and gut microbiota of suckling piglets. Neonatal piglets (n = 120) were randomly assigned to 4 groups, with 30 suckling piglets in each group. The piglets were from 15 litters, one male and one female piglet were selected for each group in each litter. The Control group was administrated with normal saline, the other groups with L. casei or E. faecalis or a combination of L...
April 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182644/multiple-strains-probiotics-appear-to-be-the-most-effective-probiotics-in-the-prevention-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-mortality-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Hung-Yang Chang, Jin-Hua Chen, Jui-Hsing Chang, Hung-Chih Lin, Chien-Yu Lin, Chun-Chih Peng
BACKGROUND: Some oral probiotics have been shown to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and decrease mortality effectively in preterm very low birth weight (PVLBW) infants. However, it is unclear whether a single probiotic or a mixture of probiotics is most effective for the prevention of NEC. OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis was conducted by reviewing the most up to date literature to investigate whether multiple strains probiotics are more effective than a single strain in reducing NEC and death in PVLBW infants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181012/oral-administration-of-the-lactic-acid-bacterium-pediococcus-acidilactici-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-mice-by-inducing-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells
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Taiji Mizoguchi, Kazuyuki Kasahara, Tomoya Yamashita, Naoto Sasaki, Keiko Yodoi, Takuya Matsumoto, Takuo Emoto, Tomohiro Hayashi, Naoki Kitano, Naofumi Yoshida, Hilman Zulkifli Amin, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The intestinal microbiota appears to play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. We investigated the effect of the probiotic lactic acid bacterium Pediococcus acidilactici R037 on atherosclerosis using apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE (-/-)) mice. Six-week-old ApoE (-/-) mice were orally administered R037 six times a week. Mice treated with R037 for 12 weeks exhibited markedly attenuated atherosclerotic lesions in the aortic root (2.3 ± 0.15 × 10(5) µm(2) vs. 3.3 ± 0.29 × 10(5) µm(2), respectively; P < 0...
February 8, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177795/the-development-of-probiotics-for-women-s-health
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Gregor Reid
The idea you could insert lactic acid bacteria into the vagina or take them orally to treat and prevent urogenital infections was ridiculed in the early 1980s. The only interest in bacteria was to eradicate them by antibiotic therapy, damn the consequences to those that might be present for beneficial reasons. Thirty years later, probiotic administration of microbes is widespread worldwide, including for vaginal and bladder health in women, and the scientific basis and clinical efficacy data for this and multiple other applications prove the viability of this concept...
December 20, 2016: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166610/oral-administration-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ufmg-a-905-prevents-allergic-asthma-in-mice
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Vanessa M B Fonseca, Thamires M S Milani, Rafael Prado, Vania L D Bonato, Simone G Ramos, Flaviano S Martins, Elcio O Vianna, Marcos de C Borges
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of asthma has increased in communities that adopt a Western lifestyle and become more urbanized. Probiotics may be effective in the prevention of allergic diseases, such as asthma. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae UFMG A-905 in an allergic model of asthma. METHODS: Balb/c mice were sensitized twice with ovalbumin (OVA) intraperitoneally, 1 week apart and challenged with OVA intranasally for 3 days...
February 6, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165440/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-probiotic-containing-toothpastes-an-in-vitro-evaluation
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Ivana Parčina Amižić, Livia Cigić, Lidia Gavić, Marina Radić, Dolores Biočina Lukenda, Marija Tonkić, Ivana Goić Barišić
Aim To evaluate, in vitro antimicrobial ability of two probiotic toothpastes (one containing Lactobacillus paracasei, other containing Lactobacillus acidophilus) and one toothpaste without probiotic separately, and in a combination with two different mouthrinses (one containing essential oils and the other containing hexitidine). Methods Antimicrobial susceptibility was checked by using the ditch method and Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI) guidelines. Two different toothpastes with probiotic, toothpaste without probiotic and two different mouthrinses were tested against the following selected microorganisms: Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus salivarius and Staphylococcus aureus...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163330/in-non-pregnant-patients-over-the-age-of-18-with-symptomatic-bacterial-vaginosis-does-the-addition-of-oral-or-vaginal-probiotics-compared-to-standard-antibiotic-use-alone-decrease-time-to-recurrence
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Melissa Shanay Herring, Jeffery Dean Hodgden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147355/improvement-of-a-leaky-intestinal-barrier
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REVIEW
Eduard F Stange
In Crohn's disease, the mucus layer appears to be defective in terms of low defensin levels and lack of antibacterial activity. These deficiencies actually explain the Montreal phenotypes and the stable localization of disease in the terminal ileum with low α-defensins from Paneth cells and/or low β-defensins in colonic disease, respectively. Conversely, in ulcerative colitis (UC) the defensin production is normal or even induced, but the mucus layer is thinner and patchy, more in the liquid form and also chemically altered so that antibacterial peptides are not retained and lost into the luminal bacterial bulk...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144199/open-clinical-trial-on-using-nifuroxazide-compared-to-probiotics-in-treating-acute-diarrhoeas-in-adults
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Begler Begovic, Sead Ahmedtagic, Lejla Calkic, Midhat Vehabović, Sanela Bakić Kovacevic, Tarik Catic, Meliha Mehic
BACKGROUND: Nifuroxazide is well known and often used anti-diarrhoeal medicine which has been pushed back from routine practice in recent years and often replaced with probiotics. Even probiotics are accepted and placed in some therapeutic guidelines for diarrhoea treatment, there are no enough evidence for its effectiveness and no comparative efficacy data with nifuroxazide in treatment of acute diarrhea. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In open, prospective observational study, the efficacy and safety of nifuroxazide were compared with a probiotic containing lactic acid bacteria in the treatment of acute diarrhoea...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129335/reduction-of-aflatoxin-b1-toxicity-by-lactobacillus-plantarum-c88-a-potential-probiotic-strain-isolated-from-chinese-traditional-fermented-food-tofu
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Li Huang, Cuicui Duan, Yujuan Zhao, Lei Gao, Chunhua Niu, Jingbo Xu, Shengyu Li
In this study, we investigated the potential of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from Chinese traditional fermented foods to reduce the toxicity of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), and its subsequent detoxification mechanism. Among all the investigated L. plantarum strains, L. plantarum C88 showed the strongest AFB1 binding capacity in vitro, and was orally administered to mice with liver oxidative damage induced by AFB1. In the therapy groups, the mice that received L. plantarum C88, especially heat-killed L. plantarum C88, after a single dose of AFB1 exposure, showed an increase in unabsorbed AFB1 in the feces...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122397/oral-administration-of-clostridium-butyricum-cgmcc0313-1-reduces-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-airway-inflammation-in-mice
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Zhang Juan, Shi Zhao-Ling, Zeng Ming-Hua, Wei Chun, Wu Hai-Xia, Liu Meng-Yun, Huang Jian-Qiong, Zheng Yue-Jie, Sun Xin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Probiotic bacteria can induce immune regulation or immune tolerance in patients with allergic diseases, but the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. There has been a growing interest in the use of beneficial bacteria for allergic diseases recently. This study aimed at exploring whether Clostridium butyricum CGMCC0313-1 (C. butyricum) can reduce ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic airway inflammation in a mouse model. METHODS: Mouse model of allergic airway inflammation induced via OVA was used in this study...
January 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121648/changes-in-the-gut-microbiota-after-early-administration-of-oral-synbiotics-to-young-infants-in-india
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Dinesh S Chandel, Maria E Perez-Munoz, Fang Yu, Robert Boissy, Radhanath Satpathy, Pravas R Misra, Nidhi Sharma, Rama Chaudhry, Sailajanandan Parida, Daniel A Peterson, Ira H Gewolb, Pinaki Panigrahi
OBJECTIVES: We examined the changes in the developing gut microbiota of Indian infants enrolled in a colonization study of an oral synbiotic (L. plantarum and fructo-oligosaccharides) preparation. METHODS: Frozen stool samples were available from a previously published clinical study of the synbiotic preparation administered daily for seven days to full term Indian infants delivered by C-section. 16S rRNA gene sequencing of fecal bacterial community-DNA was done in 11 infants sampled at Day-7 and Day-60 of life...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121325/modulation-of-gut-microbiota-and-increase-in-fecal-water-content-in-mice-induced-by-administration-of-lactobacillus-kefiranofaciens-dn1
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Dana Jeong, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Il-Byeong Kang, Hyunsook Kim, Kwang-Young Song, Hong-Seok Kim, Kun-Ho Seo
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens is the key probiotic bacterium in kefir. In this study, we investigated the effects of oral consumption of L. kefiranofaciens on the fecal quality and intestinal microbiota of mice. Four-week-old Balb/c mice were divided into two groups (n = 8 each) and administered 0.2 mL of saline (control group) or saline containing 2 × 10(8) cfu L. kefiranofaciens DN1 (LKF_DN1 group) for two weeks. At the end of the experiment, their fecal samples were collected and the fecal quality and microbiota were assessed...
January 25, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118221/prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Gianluigi Li Bassi, Tarek Senussi, Eli Aguilera Xiol
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is an iatrogenic disease. Here we appraise recent advancements in the development and testing of strategies to prevent VAP. We also provide recommendations on the most promising interventions that should be applied. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last year, preventive bundles have consistently let to a reduction of VAP. A few trials on endotracheal tubes (ETTs) with novel cuffs failed to translate positive bench findings into clinical settings...
January 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110775/colonisation-of-poultry-by-salmonella-enteritidis-s1400-is-reduced-by-combined-administration-of-lactobacillus-salivarius-59-and-enterococcus-faecium-pxn-33
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Alun Carter, Martin Adams, Roberto M La Ragione, Martin J Woodward
Salmonella Enteritidis remains a significant issue within the poultry industry and one potential solution is to use probiotic bacteria to prevent Salmonella colonisation through competitive exclusion (CE). We demonstrate that combined administration of Lactobacillus salivarius 59 and Enterococcus faecium PXN33 were effective competitive excluders of Salmonella Enteritidis S1400 in poultry. Two models were developed to evaluate the efficacy of probiotic where birds received Salmonella Enteritidis S1400 by a) oral gavage and b) sentinel bird to bird transmission...
February 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109187/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ifst062013-a-potential-probiotic
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Md Fakruddin, Md Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Probiotic yeast has become a field of interest to scientists in recent years. METHODS: Conventional cultural method was employed to isolate and identify yeast and standard methods were used to determine different probiotic attributes, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. RESULTS: This study reports potential probiotic properties of a strain of S. cerevisiae IFST 062013 isolated from fruit. The isolate is tolerant to a wide range of temperature and pH, high concentration of bile salt and NaCl, gastric juice, intestinal environment, α-amylase, trypsin and lysozyme...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108413/investigation-of-pectin-starch-hydrogel-as-a-carrier-for-oral-delivery-of-probiotic-bacteria
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Alireza Dafe, Hossein Etemadi, Azita Dilmaghani, Gholam Reza Mahdavinia
The present study highlights the fabrication of novel food-grade hydrogel particles based on pectin and starch for probiotic colon delivery. Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC:13643 (L. plantarum) cells were encapsulated in pectin/starch hydrogels by extrusion method. Four batches were formulated with different ratios of starch/pectin solutions. Optical and scanning electron microscopy obviously showed the random distribution of L. plantarum throughout the hydrogel network. The viability of encapsulated cells in simulated gastric fluid (SGF) and bile salt solution was significantly higher when compared to nonencapsulated cells...
April 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105618/-efficacy-analysis-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-406-cases-with-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Ning Li, Hongliang Tian, Chunlian Ma, Chao Ding, Xiaolong Ge, Lili Gu, Xuelei Zhang, Bo Yang, Yue Hua, Yifan Zhu, Yan Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for gastrointestinal disorders. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the clinical data of 406 patients who underwent FMT from May 2014 to April 2016 in the Intestinal Microenvironment Treatment Centre of Nanjing General Hospital was performed, including patients with constipation(276 cases), recurrent Clostridium Difficile infection (RCDI, 61 cases), ulcerative colitis(44 cases), irritable bowel syndrome (15 cases) and Crohn's disease(10 cases)...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093323/in-vitro-gastric-survival-of-commercially-available-probiotic-strains-and-oral-dosage-forms
#20
Romain Caillard, Nicolas Lapointe
Although the intestinal microbial community is still incompletely understood, there is strong evidence of the benefits of using probiotics to address some medical states or conditions. As a result, the probiotics oral supplements market has exploded during the last few years. However, while their sensitivity to gastric juices, acidic pH and bile is well known, most of these oral forms would not guarantee any survival of the strains in such conditions. In this work, we have studied the resistance to simulated gastric juices of several commercially available probiotics products...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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