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Microbiome and Probiotics: Do They Really Work?

2021 30 Sep

The microbiota is recognised as one of the most important factors that can worsen the clinical conditions of patients who are already very frail in the intensive care unit. It also plays a crucial role in the prevention of ICU associated complications. It’s important to ensure the best functioning of the intestinal immune system. T... Read more

Probiotics can help prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

2017 01 Nov

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients. A new analysis of 13 randomised controlled trials (RCTs), involving 1,969 patients, finds that probiotics are significantly associated with a decreased risk of VAP in mechanically ventilated patients. "It seems likely... Read more

New Ways to Stop Spread of Staph and MRSA

2015 09 Jun

A new study suggests that a person's environment is more important than their genes in determining the bacteria that inhabit their noses. Interestingly, the study also suggests that some common nasal bacteria may prevent the spread of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (or Staph), which can cause infections. The study, published in the AAAS journal Science... Read more