A controlled, double-blind, randomized study on the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum 299V in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Niedzielin2001ACD,
  title={A controlled, double-blind, randomized study on the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum 299V in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={K Niedzielin and Henryk Kordecki and Bozena Birkenfeld},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={1143-7}
}
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a widespread functional disorder of the digestive tract. Its aetiology is unknown and therapeutic options are limited. Recent reports suggest that probiotics may have a role in regulating the motility of the digestive tract. AIM To assess the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum 299V (LP299V) in patients with IBS. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients were randomized to receive either LP299V in liquid suspension (20 patients) or placebo (20 patients… CONTINUE READING
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