Bacterial and fungal microbiota in relation to probiotic therapy (VSL#3) in pouchitis.

@article{Kuehbacher2006BacterialAF,
  title={Bacterial and fungal microbiota in relation to probiotic therapy (VSL#3) in pouchitis.},
  author={Tanja Kuehbacher and Stephan Johannes Ott and Ulf Helwig and Toshiki Mimura and Fernando Rizzello and Brigitta Kleessen and Paolo Gionchetti and Michael Blaut and Massimo Campieri and Ulrich Robert Foelsch and M. Kamm and Stephan Schreiber},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={833-41}
}
BACKGROUND The intestinal microbiota plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of pouchitis, a major complication after ileal pouch anal anastomosis in patients with ulcerative colitis. Recently, controlled trials have demonstrated that probiotics are effective in maintenance of remission in pouchitis patients. However, the mechanism by which therapy with probiotics works remains elusive. This study explores the role of the bacterial and fungal flora in a controlled trial for maintenance of… CONTINUE READING