publication . Other literature type . Article . 2020

Impact of a Daily Probiotic (Lactobacillus casei Shirota) for 12 Months on the Frequency of Diverticulitis Episodes: Feasibility Study in Primary Care.

Nichols*, John; Engel, Barbara; Thomas, Linda V.; Grob, Paul; Gibbs, Michelle Dobrota; Williams, Peter; Fenton, Tamara; Lusignan, Simon De;
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  • Published: 25 Mar 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
<strong>Background:</strong>Some small secondary care studies have shown benefits from taking probiotics in diverticular disease. We investigated the feasibility of conducting a year-long probiotic study in primary care. <strong>Methods:</strong>Patients (n=21) with a past history of uncomplicated acute diverticulitis but not currently taking antibiotics were recruited from four general practices. Subjects were asked to take the daily probiotic drink YakultÒ. Probiotic effects were assessed by comparing clinically diagnosed diverticulitis attacks in the 6 months prior to probiotic intervention with the 0-6 and 6-12 month periods after probiotic intervention comm...
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free text keywords: Keywords: Dietary fibre; Diverticulitis; Gastrointestinal symptoms; Lactobacillus casei Shirota; Primary care; Probiotic, Dietary fibre; Diverticulitis; Gastrointestinal symptoms; Lactobacillus casei Shirota; Primary care; Probiotic [Keywords]
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