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Use of probiotics in evacuation disorders and hard stools

Del Piano M 1, Carmagnola S, Anderloni A, Andorno S, Ballarè M, Balzarini M, Montino F, Orsello M, Pagliarulo M, Sartori M, Tari R, Sforza F, Capurso L. Abstract: Evacuation disorders and hard stools are common in industrialized countries, affecting on average 12% to 17% of the adult healthy pop...

Probiotics in The Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Alfredo Saggioro, MD Abstract: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may be diagnosed on the presence of symptoms, according to Rome II criteria and some studies have shown that abnormal colonic fermentation may be an important factor in the development of symptoms in some patients with IBS. Since th...

Screening of probiotic strains for in vitro ability to metabolise oxalates

Mogna L 1, Pane M, Nicola S, Raiteri E. BACKGROUND: Oxalate is the salt-forming ion of oxalic acid and can generate oxalate salts combining with various cations, such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Approximately 75% of all kidney stones are composed primarily of calcium oxalate ...

Correlation Between Chronic Treatment With Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and Bacterial Overgrowth in the Stomach

Any Possible Beneficial Role for Selected Lactobacilli? Mario Del Piano, MD,* Michela Pagliarulo, MD,* Roberto Tari, MD,* Stefania Carmagnola, MD,* Marco Balzarini, MD,* Paola Lorenzini, BS, w and Marco Pane, BS w Background: The inhibition of physiological gastric acid secretion induced by p...

Allergen-free Probiotics

Giovanni Mogna, BS, Gian Paolo Strozzi, BS, and Luca Mogna, BS Abstract: Food sensitivities are constantly increasing in ‘‘westernized’’ countries and may pose serious health risks to sensitized individuals. Severe allergy episodes have also been reported after the intake of probiotic products con...

Effect of Bifidobacterium breve on the Intestinal Microbiota of Coeliac Children on a Gluten Free Diet

Andrea Quagliariello 1,†, Irene Aloisio 2,†, Nicole Bozzi Cionci 2, Donata Luiselli 1, Giuseppe D’Auria 3, Llúcia Martinez-Priego 3, David Pérez-Villarroya 3, Tomaž Langerholc 4, Maša Primec 4, Dušanka Miˇceti´c-Turk 5 and Diana Di Gioia 2,* Abstract: Coeliac disease (CD) is associated with altera...

In Vitro Inhibitory Activity of Probiotic Bacteria Against Different Escherichia coli Strains

Luca Mogna, BS,* Mario Del Piano, MD, Francesca Deidda, BS,* Stefania Nicola, PhD,* Liliana Soattini, MS,  Rosaria Debiaggi, MS, Filomena Sforza, MD,  Gianpaolo Strozzi, BS, and Giovanni Mogna, BS Background: Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria are often associated with health-promoting effects. The...

Effect of Different Probiotic Preparations on Anti–Helicobacter pylori Therapy

A Parallel Group, Triple Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Filippo Cremonini, M.D., Simona Di Caro, M.D., Marcello Covino, M.D., Alessandro Armuzzi, M.D., Maurizio Gabrielli, M.D., Luca Santarelli, M.D., Enrico C. Nista, M.D., Giovanni Cammarota, M.D., Giovanni Gasbarrini, M.D., and Antonio Gasbarrin...

Antioxidative probiotic fermented goats milk decreases oxidative stress-mediated atherogenicity in human subjects

Tiiu Kullisaar1*, Epp Songisepp2, Marika Mikelsaar2, Kersti Zilmer1, Tiiu Vihalemm1 and Mihkel Zilmer1 1Department of Biochemistry and 2Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia (Received 23 May 2002 – Revised 11 February 2003 – Accepted 24 March 2003) ...

Evaluation of the functional efficacy of an antioxidative probiotic

Evaluation of the functional efficacy of an antioxidative probiotic in healthy volunteers Epp Songisepp†1, Jaak Kals†2, Tiiu Kullisaar†2, Reet Mändar†1, Pirje Hütt†1, Mihkel Zilmer†2 and Marika Mikelsaar*1 1Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, 50411 Tartu, Estonia and 2Department of ...