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A vegan or vegetarian diet substantially alters the human colonic faecal microbiota
Background/Objectives:Consisting of ∼1014 microbial cells, the intestinal microbiota represents the largest and the most complex microbial community inhabiting the human body. However, the influenceExpand
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Identification of genetic loci associated with Helicobacter pylori serologic status.
IMPORTANCE Helicobacter pylori is a major cause of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcer disease and can cause cancer. H. pylori prevalence is as high as 90% in some developing countries but 10% of aExpand
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Randomized controlled treatment trial of irritable bowel syndrome with a probiotic E.-coli preparation (DSM17252) compared to placebo.
BACKGROUND Therapy trials with bacterial compounds in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have produced conflicting results and, so far, an E.-coli preparation has not been used. METHODS Two hundred andExpand
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The effects of ageing on the colonic bacterial microflora in adults.
BACKGROUND The composition of the fecal mircoflora and its changes on ageing have rarely been investigated in large samples of both patients and volunteers. METHODS We analysed the fecal flora byExpand
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Physical performance and health-related quality of life in men on a liver transplantation waiting list.
Twenty-six men on a liver transplant waiting list (12 had alcoholic cirrhosis, 8 suffered from posthepatitic cirrhosis, and 6 from cirrhosis of other etiologies) were eligible for this observation.Expand
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Enterovirus RNA sequences in sera of schoolchildren in the general population and their association with type 1-diabetes-associated autoantibodies.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease linked with genetic factors as well as with environmental triggers, such as virus infections, but the aetiology is still unclear. The authors analysedExpand
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Toxoplasmosis after allogeneic stem cell transplantation—a single centre experience
Toxoplasmosis is a rare but possibly underestimated complication following allogeneic stem cell transplantation with a high mortality rate. One reason might be the limitation of the diagnosticExpand
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Transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection by leukoreduced blood products not tested for CMV antibodies: a single‐center prospective study in high‐risk patients undergoing allogeneic
BACKGROUND: Measures to prevent transfusion‐transmitted cytomegalovirus (TT‐CMV) infection after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) include transfusion of CMV antibody–negative bloodExpand
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Norovirus infections in preterm infants: wide variety of clinical courses
BackgroundNorovirus is an important cause of nonbacterial acute gastroenteritis in all ages. Atypical courses are described. Clinical symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, feverExpand
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Altered plasma neurokinin B levels in patients with pre-eclampsia
Objective(s)This study determines the levels of Neurokinin B (NKB) in the plasma of South African coloured pregnant women with and without pre-eclampsia (PE) and correlates these results withExpand
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