Administration of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v reduces side-effects of external radiation on colon anastomotic healing in an experimental model.

@article{Liu2001AdministrationOL,
  title={Administration of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v reduces side-effects of external radiation on colon anastomotic healing in an experimental model.},
  author={Qiangyuan Liu and S{\"o}ren Nobaek and Diya Adawi and Yajie Mao and Meng-wei Wang and G{\"o}ran Molin and Mats Ekelund and Bengt W. Jeppsson},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2001},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          245-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Preoperative radiotherapy of patients with rectal carcinoma is frequently used to reduce the incidence of local recurrence. However, the radiation therapy is associated with several complications, including diarrhea, retarded anastomotic healing and mucosal atrophy. Exogenous administration of lactobacilli has been demonstrated to be effective in stimulating intestinal mucosal growth and reduce mucosal inflammation. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of… CONTINUE READING
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