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The gastrointestinal microbiota of preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit differs from that of term infants. In particular, the colonization of preterm infants by bifidobacteria is delayed. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical study was performed on 69 preterm infants to investigate the role of Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12(More)
Preterm infants are prone to abnormal bacterial colonization of the intestine with ensuing adverse health effects. To examine whether the oral application of Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12 (probiotic) may improve selected indicators of health status in preterm infants, a double blind, placebo controlled randomized clinical study was performed on 69 preterm(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a major epidemic with about 8.3% of the world population being affected. Proper treatment minimizes the risk of secondary diseases. The GlycoRec system aims to support patients in making decision that are related to the treatment by modeling their behavior and their physiology. Here we describe the aims and first steps towards the(More)
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