publication . Article . 2004

Bacterial translocation: impact of probiotics

Bengt Jeppsson; Peter Mangell; Diya Adawi; Göran Molin;
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  • Published: 02 Apr 2004 Journal: Food & Nutrition Research (issn: 1654-661X, eissn: 1654-6628, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Abstract
There is a considerable amount of data in humans showing that patients who cannot take in nutrients enterally have more organ failure in the intensive care unit, a less favourable prognosis, and a higher frequency of septicaemia, in particular involving bacterial species from the intestinal tract. However, there is little evidence that this is connected with translocation of bacterial species in humans. Animal data more uniformly imply the existence of such a connection. The main focus of this review is to describe different ways to alter the luminal milieu to decrease bacterial translocation. It is possible to reduce absorption of endotoxin by administration of...
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free text keywords: Food Science, Medicine (miscellaneous), Chromosomal translocation, Pancreatitis, medicine.disease, medicine, Microbiology, Secondary infection, Biology, Animal data, Barrier function, Glutamine, Immunology, Coccus, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification
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