Review: Lactobacillus is safe and effective for treating children with acute infectious diarrhea
- Probiotics for treatment of acute diarrhoea in children: randomised clinical trial of five different preparations. Canani, Roberto Berni; Cirillo, Pia; Terrin, Gianluca; Cesarano, Luisa; Spagnuolo, Maria Immacolata; De Vincenzo, Anna; Albano, Fabio; Passariello, Annalisa; De Marco, Giulio; Manguso, Francesco; Guarino, Alfredo // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/18/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7615, p340
Objective To compare the efficacy of five probiotic preparations recommended to parents in the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children. Design Randomised controlled clinical trial in collaboration with family paediatricians over 12 months. Setting Primary care. Participants Children aged 3-36...
- Germs That Cure? Mason, Michael // Health (Time Inc. Health);Jul/Aug99, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p62
Reports on the role of beneficial bacteria in a form of probiotic pills in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Estimated sales of probiotics in 1998; Foods containing lactobacillus; Study on the benefits of lactobacillus.
- Will probiotics benefit patients? Morgan, Marina // Pulse;11/11/2002, Vol. 62 Issue 43, p72
Discusses the mechanism of action of probiotics. Exertion of adjuvant effect on intestinal and systemic immunity; Augmentation of typhoid vaccine response; Prevention of super-infection among neonates.
- Recto-Vaginal Colonization of Group B Streptococcus in Pregnant Women Referred to a Hospital in Iran and its Effect on Lactobacillus Normal Flora. Moghaddam, Mahboobeh Nakhaei // Journal of Biological Sciences;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p166
Maternal recto-vaginal colonization of group B streptococcus in pregnant women visiting a hospital in Mashhad-Iran was studied. Recto-vaginal samples obtained from 201 pregnant women were carefully observed by direct Gram stain. Also, the samples were inoculated to Todd-Hewitt broth containing...
- Lactobacillus GG for prevention of childhood eczema. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;May2003, Issue 238, p30
Reports on the effectiveness of the probiotic agent Lactobacillus GG in the prevention of atopic eczema in high-risk children. Capability of the agent to enhance the immune function; Absence of adverse effects associated with the use of the drug in pregnant women or young children.
- Potential Role of Lactobacilli as Prophylactic Agents Against Genital Pathogens. Barbes, Covadonga; Boris, Soledad // AIDS Patient Care & STDs;Dec99, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p747
Examines the potential role of lactobacilli in the treatment of genitourinary tract infections. Characteristics required of lactobacilli as probiotics; Use of biotherapeutic agents to prevent pathogen overgrowth; Prevention of urinary tract infection in pregnant women; Routes of administration...
- Validation of the Probiotic Concept: Lactobacillus reuteriConfers Broad-spectrum Protection against Disease in Humans and Animals. Casas, Ivan A.; Dobrogosz, Walter J. // Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease;Dec2000, Vol. 12 Issue 4
Examines the efficacy of lactobacillus reuteri in protecting animals and humans against diseases. Properties of reuteri; List of methods developed for administering reuteri to humans and animals; Improvement of human and animal health.
- Can a probiotic alleviate colic? // Contemporary Pediatrics;Mar2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p98
The article discusses research being done on Lactobacillus reuter testing on children. It references a study by F. Savino et al published in the 2007 issue of "Pediatrics." 83 breast-fed infants were treated with Lactobacillus reuter or simethicone to determine the effect on their colic...
- LACTOBACILLUS GG MAY DECREASE RISK OF NOSOCOMIAL RESPIRATORY AND GI INFECTIONS IN HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN. Ehrlich, Alan // Clinical Advisor;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p73
The article discusses a study about the possible decrease in risk of hospital-acquired infections in hospitalized children by Lactobacillus GG.