Effect of a symbiotic gel (Lactobacillus acidophilus + Bifidobacterium lactis + inulin) on presence and severity of gastrointestinal symptoms in hemodialysis patients.

@article{ViramontesHrner2015EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a symbiotic gel (Lactobacillus acidophilus + Bifidobacterium lactis + inulin) on presence and severity of gastrointestinal symptoms in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Daniela Viramontes-H{\"o}rner and Fabiola M{\'a}rquez-Sandoval and Fabiola Mart{\'i}n-del-Campo and B{\'a}rbara Vizmanos-Lamotte and Ana Sandoval-Rodr{\'i}guez and Juan Armend{\'a}riz-Borunda and H{\'e}ctor Garc{\'i}a-Bejarano and Karina Renoirte-L{\'o}pez and Guillermo Garc{\'i}a-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={284-91}
}
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to assess the effect of a symbiotic gel on presence and severity of gastrointestinal symptoms (GIS) in hemodialysis patients. DESIGN A double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial was designed. The study was conducted at 2 public hospitals in Guadalajara, Mexico. SUBJECTS AND INTERVENTION Twenty-two patients were randomized to the intervention group (nutritional counseling + symbiotic gel) and 20 patients were randomized to the control group… CONTINUE READING