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#1
Janina A Krumbeck, Jens Walter, Robert W Hutkins
Research on combining pro- and prebiotics as synbiotics to enhance human and animal health has accelerated in the past 10 years, including many clinical trials that have assessed a diverse range of synbiotic formulations. In this review, we summarize these studies as well as the commercial applications of synbiotics that are available. In particular, we critically assess the claimed health benefits of synbiotic applications and the ecological and therapeutic factors to consider when designing synbiotics and discuss the implications of these concepts for future research in this fiel Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Food Science and Technology Volume 9 is March 25, 2018...
January 18, 2018: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340896/analysis-of-fecal-microbiota-in-patients-with-functional-constipation-undergoing-treatment-with-synbiotics
#2
Lin Sheng Huang, Cheng Kong, Ren Yuan Gao, Xuebing Yan, Hong Jing Yu, Bin Wen, Qi Zhu, Tong Yi Shen, Zhen Liang Sun, Huan Long Qin
This study was performed to identify changes to microbial composition after treatment with synbiotics in patients with functional constipation and to define the key microbiota in the pathogenesis of functional constipation. Fecal samples from 53 patients diagnosed with chronic functional constipation according to the Rome III criteria were analyzed using 16S rRNA sequencing. After treatment with synbiotics for 1 month, fecal samples were collected from 36 patients; after a total of 3 months, fecal samples were collected from 15 patients...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340655/effect-of-dietary-synbiotic-supplement-on-behavioral-patterns-and-growth-performance-of-broiler-chickens-reared-under-heat-stress
#3
A A Mohammed, J A Jacobs, G R Murugesan, H W Cheng
This study examined the effects of a dietary synbiotic supplement on the behavioral patterns and growth performance of broiler chickens exposed to heat stress (HS). Three hundred sixty 1-day-old male Ross 708 broiler chicks were distributed among 24 floor pens (15 chicks per pen); each pen was randomly assigned to one of 3 dietary treatments containing a synbiotic at 0 (control), 0.5 (0.5X) and 1.0 (1.0X) g/kg. From d 15 to 42, birds were exposed to HS at 32°C daily from 08:00 to 17:00. Five broiler chickens were randomly marked in each pen for behavioral observation...
January 11, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316965/decreased-microglial-activation-through-gut-brain-axis-by-prebiotics-probiotics-or-synbiotics-effectively-restored-cognitive-function-in-obese-insulin-resistant-rats
#4
Titikorn Chunchai, Wannipa Thunapong, Sakawdaurn Yasom, Keerati Wanchai, Sathima Eaimworawuthikul, Gabrielle Metzler, Anusorn Lungkaphin, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Sasithorn Sirilun, Chaiyavat Chaiyasut, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Parameth Thiennimitr, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
BACKGROUND: Chronic high-fat diet (HFD) consumption caused not only obese-insulin resistance, but also cognitive decline and microglial hyperactivity. Modified gut microbiota by prebiotics and probiotics improved obese-insulin resistance. However, the effects of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics on cognition and microglial activity in an obese-insulin resistant condition have not yet been investigated. We aimed to evaluate the effect of prebiotic (Xyloolidosaccharide), probiotic (Lactobacillus paracasei HII01), or synbiotics in male obese-insulin resistant rats induced by a HFD...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310610/pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-taking-probiotics-or-prebiotics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Paul Moayyedi, Jennifer C Stearns, Stephen M Collins, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D McDonald
BACKGROUND: Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit. It has been speculated that probiotics might help prevent preterm birth, but in two previous systematic reviews possible major increases in this risk have been suggested. Our objective was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the risk of preterm birth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women taking probiotics, prebiotics or synbiotics. METHODS: We searched six electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science's Core collection and BIOSIS Preview) up to September 2016 and contacted authors for additional data...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303974/immune-mediated-mechanisms-of-action-of-probiotics-and-synbiotics-in-treating-pediatric-intestinal-diseases
#6
REVIEW
Julio Plaza-Díaz, Francisco Javier Ruiz-Ojeda, Mercedes Gil-Campos, Angel Gil
The pediatric population is continually at risk of developing infectious and inflammatory diseases. The treatment for infections, particularly gastrointestinal conditions, focuses on oral or intravenous rehydration, nutritional support and, in certain case, antibiotics. Over the past decade, the probiotics and synbiotics administration for the prevention and treatment of different acute and chronic infectious diseases has dramatically increased. Probiotic microorganisms are primarily used as treatments because they can stimulate changes in the intestinal microbial ecosystem and improve the immunological status of the host...
January 5, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277839/effect-of-synbiotic-supplementation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#7
Maiara Brusco de Freitas, Emilia Addison Machado Moreira, Diane de Lima Oliveira, Camila Tomio, Julia Salvan da Rosa, Yara Maria Franco Moreno, Eliana Barbosa, Norberto Ludwig Neto, Vittoria Buccigrossi, Alfredo Guarino, Tânia Silvia Fröde
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterized by excessive activation of immune processes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of synbiotic supplementation on the inflammatory response in children/adolescents with CF. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, clinical-trial was conducted with control group (CG, n = 17), placebo-CF-group (PCFG, n = 19), synbiotic CF-group (SCFG, n = 22), PCFG negative (n = 8) and positive (n = 11) bacteriology, and SCFG negative (n = 12) and positive (n = 10) bacteriology...
December 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274963/short-communication-evaluation-of-5-different-elisa-for-the-detection-of-bovine-leukemia-virus-antibodies
#8
Alessa Kuczewski, Karin Orsel, Herman W Barkema, David F Kelton, Wendy A Hutchins, Frank J U M van der Meer
Although Canadian dairy herds have been infected with bovine leukemia virus (BLV) for years, recent research has put new emphasis on the potential negative effects of this infection. Consequently, BLV control is becoming more favorable; however, BLV control cannot be successful without identifying infected animals. Bovicheck BLV (Biovet, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada) is currently the only assay licensed by the Canadian Centre for Veterinary Biologics. The first goal of this study was, therefore, to determine the reproducibility of the Bovicheck BLV assay for serum samples derived from Canadian cattle...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260483/prophylactic-potential-of-synbiotic-lactobacillus-casei-and-inulin-in-malnourished-murine-giardiasis-an-immunological-and-ultrastructural-study
#9
Geeta Shukla, Anuj Sharma, Ruchika Bhatia, Mridul Sharma
Giardiasis is a re-emerging infectious disease with outbreaks reported globally specially in children and malnourished individuals leading to malabsorption, growth retardation, and severe diarrhea. Thus, in the present study, prophylactic administration of synbiotic as the functional food was used to assess its antigiardial potential in malnourished murine giardiasis. Interestingly, prior administration of synbiotic (Lactobacillus casei + inulin) even to malnourished-Giardia-infected mice led to increased body mass, small intestine mass, lactobacilli counts, and reduced severity of giardiasis as evident by decreased cyst and trophozoite counts...
December 19, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250793/dietary-synbiotic-incorporation-as-an-alternative-to-antibiotic-improves-growth-performance-intestinal-morphology-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-broilers
#10
Y P Chen, C Wen, Y M Zhou
BACKGROUD: This study was conducted to investigate effects of dietary synbiotic supplementation as an alternative to antibiotic on growth performance, intestinal morphology, immunity and oxidative status of broilers. 1-day-old male chicks were allocated to 3 treatments, and given a basal diet free from antibiotic (Control group), and the basal diet supplemented with either chlortetracycline or synbiotic for 42 days, respectively. RESULTS: Compared with control group, the supplementation of synbiotic increased average daily gain and gain : feed ratio of broilers from 22 to 42 days and 1 to 42 days of age, and the relative weight of thymus and secretory immunoglobulin A level in the jejunum and ileum at 42 days of age, with the values of these parameters being similar to antibiotic group...
December 18, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216020/hydrolyzed-formula-with-reduced-protein-content-supports-adequate-growth-a-randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
#11
Birgit Ahrens, Christian Hellmuth, Nadja Haiden, Dirk Olbertz, Eckard Hamelmann, Milica Vusurovic, Manja Fleddermann, Robert Roehle, Anette Knoll, Berthold Koletzko, Ulrich Wahn, Kirsten Beyer
OBJECTIVE: A high protein content of non-hydrolyzed infant formula exceeding metabolic requirements can induce rapid weight gain and obesity. Hydrolyzed formula with too low protein (LP) content may result in inadequate growth. The aim of this study was to investigate non-inferiority of partial and extensively hydrolyzed formulas (pHF, eHF) with lower hydrolyzed protein content than conventionally, regularly used formulas, with or without synbiotics for normal growth of healthy term infants...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205932/designing-synbiotics-for-improved-human-health
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EDITORIAL
Sean M Kearney, Sean M Gibbons
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204050/current-and-emerging-pharmacological-therapy-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#13
EDITORIAL
Ahad Eshraghian
The main treatment of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is life style modification including weight reduction and dietary regimen. Majority of patients are safely treated with this management and pharmacologic interventions are not recommended. However, a subgroup of NAFLD patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) who cannot achieve goals of life style modification may need pharmacological therapy. One major obstacle is measurement of histological outcome by liver biopsy which is an invasive method and is not recommended routinely in these patients...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202875/postoperative-changes-of-the-microbiome-are-surgical-complications-related-to-the-gut-flora-a-systematic-review
#14
Ann-Kathrin Lederer, Przemyslaw Pisarski, Lampros Kousoulas, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Carolin Hess, Roman Huber
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this review was to identify the relationship between the gut microbiome and the development of postoperative complications like anastomotic leakage or a wound infection. Recent reviews focusing on underlying molecular biology suggested that postoperative complications might be influenced by the patients' gut flora. Therefore, a review focusing on the available clinical data is needed. METHODS: In January 2017 a systematic search was carried out in Medline and WebOfScience to identify all clinical studies, which investigated postoperative complications after gastrointestinal surgery in relation to the microbiome of the gut...
December 4, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201766/are-synbiotics-added-to-the-standard-therapy-to-eradicate-helicobacter-pylori-in-children-beneficial-a-randomized-controlled-study
#15
Banu N Şirvan, Merve K Usta, Nurav U Kizilkan, Nafive Urganci
Aim: We aimed to evaluate the role of the addition of Bifidobacterium /actis-containing synbiotic to the triple therapy in the case of He/icobacter py/ori eradication, the dyspeptic symptoms, and reducing the side effects of antibiotics. Materials and methods: A total of 104 children aged between 5 and 17 years, who were histopathologically diagnosed with H. py/ori were enrolled in this study, of whom 100 were included in the analysis. Patients were randomly classified into two groups...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196919/the-combined-efficiency-of-dietary-isomaltooligosaccharides-and-bacillus-spp-on-the-growth-hemato-serological-and-intestinal-microbiota-indices-of-caspian-brown-trout-salmo-trutta-caspius-kessler-1877
#16
Maryam Aftabgard, Alireza Salarzadeh, Mahmoud Mohseni, Amir Houshang Bahri Shabanipour, Mohammad Ebrahim Jalil Zorriehzahra
The combined effects of a commercial probiotic, BetaPlus®, and a prebiotic, isomaltooligosaccharides (IMOS) on the growth, survival rate, intestinal microbiota, and hemato-immunological parameters were evaluated in Caspian brown trout (Salmo trutta caspius Kessler, 1877). Caspian brown trout fingerlings (~ 9 g) were fed a control diet (basal diet) or a synbiotic diet (the basal diet + 2 g kg-1 IMOS + 1 g kg-1 BetaPlus®) for 7 weeks. At the end of this trial, fish fed the synbiotic diet showed significant improvements in body weight increase, feed conversion ratio, and survival rate compared with fish fed the control diet (P < 0...
December 1, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186118/corrigendum-a-randomized-synbiotic-trial-to-prevent-sepsis-among-infants-in-rural-india
#17
Pinaki Panigrahi, Sailajanandan Parida, Nimai C Nanda, Radhanath Satpathy, Lingaraj Pradhan, Dinesh S Chandel, Lorena Baccaglini, Arjit Mohapatra, Subhranshu S Mohapatra, Pravas R Misra, Rama Chaudhry, Hegang H Chen, Judith A Johnson, J Glenn Morris, Nigel Paneth, Ira H Gewolb
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/nature23480.
November 29, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185825/effect-of-probiotic-supplementation-on-cd4-cell-count-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Asma Kazemi, Kurosh Djafarian, John R Speakman, Parviz Sabour, Sepideh Soltani, Sakineh Shab-Bidar
Progressive decline in CD4 cell counts is associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease progression. Loss of CD4 cells might contribute to gut microbiota alteration and bacterial translocation. Probiotics, by inducing epithelial healing, may promote the restoration of the intestinal CD4+ T-cell population. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically review all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of probiotic/prebiotic/synbiotic supplementation on CD4 cell counts in HIV-infected patients...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181802/study-and-understanding-behavior-of-alginate-inulin-synbiotics-beads-for-protection-and-delivery-of-antimicrobial-producing-probiotics-in-colonic-simulated-conditions
#19
Abdelbasset Atia, Ahmed Gomaa, Benoit Fernandez, Muriel Subirade, Ismail Fliss
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), using antibiotics as growth promoters for livestock-particularly swine-is the principal cause of antibiotic resistance. It is therefore clear that finding an alternative to antibiotics becomes an emergency. Hundreds of recent studies have appointed probiotics as potential candidates to replace or to be used in combination with antibiotics. However, bringing probiotics alive to the colon-their site of action-remains a big challenge because of different physiological barriers encountered in proximal gastrointestinal tract (GIT) such as acidic pH and bile salts that may affect the viability of probiotic cultures...
November 27, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155807/a-synbiotic-containing-amino-acid-based-formula-improves-gut-microbiota-in-non-ige-mediated-allergic-infants
#20
David C A Candy, Marleen T J Van Ampting, Manon M Oude Nijhuis, Harm Wopereis, Assad M Butt, Diego G Peroni, Yvan Vandenplas, Adam T Fox, Neil Shah, Christina E West, Johan Garssen, Lucien F Harthoorn, Jan Knol, Louise J Michaelis
BACKGROUND: Prebiotics and probiotics (synbiotics) can modify gut microbiota and have potential in allergy management when combined with amino acid-based formula (AAF) for infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial investigated the effects of an AAF including synbiotic blend on percentages of bifidobacteria and Eubacterium rectale/Clostridium coccoides group (ER/CC) in feces from infants with suspected non-IgE-mediated CMA...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
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