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

Scarpignato, C.
February 2008
Gut;Feb2008, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p145
Academic Journal
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.


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