Adhesion of the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum 299v onto the gut mucosa in critically ill patients: a randomised open trial

@article{Klarin2005AdhesionOT,
  title={Adhesion of the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum 299v onto the gut mucosa in critically ill patients: a randomised open trial},
  author={Bengt Klarin and M L Johansson and G{\"o}ran Molin and Anders Larsson and Bengt W. Jeppsson},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={R285 - R293}
}
INTRODUCTION To achieve any possible positive effect on the intestinal mucosa cells it is important that probiotics adhere tightly onto the intestinal mucosa. It has been shown in healthy volunteers that Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (Lp 299v) (DSM 9843), a probiotic bacterium, given orally in a fermented oatmeal formula adheres onto the intestinal mucosa, but whether this also occurs in critically ill patients is unknown. METHODS After randomisation, nine enterally fed, critically ill… CONTINUE READING

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