TITLE

NSAID-induced intestinal damage: are luminal bacteria the therapeutic target?

AUTHOR(S)
Scarpignato, C.
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Gut;Feb2008, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p145
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the therapeutic manipulation of luminal bacteria (LB) for the treatment of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)-induced intestinal damage. He says that NSAIDs' usage is associated with a broad spectrum of adverse reactions in the liver, kidney and gut even though it represents a very effective class of drugs for diseases. However, he presents studies that show its side effects in the stomach and informs how LB prevents and treat intestinal damage.
ACCESSION #
28843099

 

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