publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Gut microbiota modulation: probiotics, antibiotics or fecal microbiota transplantation?

Cammarota, Giovanni; Ianiro, Gianluca; Bibbò, Stefano; Gasbarrini, Antonio;
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  • Published: 25 Mar 2014 Journal: Internal and Emergency Medicine, volume 9, pages 365-373 (issn: 1828-0447, eissn: 1970-9366, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Gut microbiota is known to have a relevant role in our health, and is also related to both gastrointestinal and extradigestive diseases. Therefore, restoring the alteration of gut microbiota represents an outstanding clinical target for the treatment of gut microbiota-related diseases. The modulation of gut microbiota is perhaps an ancestral, innate concept for human beings. At this time, the restoration of gut microbiota impairment is a well-established concept in mainstream medicine, and several therapeutic approaches have been developed in this regard. Antibiotics, prebiotics and probiotics are the best known and commercially available options to overcome gas...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive systemfluids and secretionsstomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Antibiotics, medicine.drug_class, medicine, Mainstream medicine, Gut flora, biology.organism_classification, biology, Fecal bacteriotherapy, Immunology, Dysbiosis, medicine.disease, business.industry, business
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