Gut flora in health and disease

  title={Gut flora in health and disease},
  author={Djw Knight and K Girling},
  journal={The Lancet},
Irritable bowel syndrome; update on pathophysiology and management.
  • E. Quigley, O. Craig
  • Medicine
    The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
  • 2012
While there is reason for optimism in the management of irritable bowel syndrome with several promising new agents currently undergoing clinical trials, confirmation of the efficacy and safety of these agents in wider patient populations is awaited and a clearer understanding of the physiopathologic mechanisms underlying irritable Bowel Syndrome will likely be required before effective drug therapies can be found.
The effect of thymosin α1 for prevention of infection in patients with severe acute pancreatitis
The use of thymosin α1 in SAP patients is still at an early stage of clinical investigation and requires high-quality and large sample size evidences, but a prophylactic effect against SAP-related infection is shown.
Abnormal Gut Microbiota Metabolism Specific for Liver Cirrhosis
The liver is an important metabolic organ in the human body and has multiple functions, such as detoxication, secretory protein synthesis, glycogen storage, and so on, and the liver has an intimate relationship with the gut through the physiological structure of the gut-liver axis.
Herbal Medicine, Gut Microbiota, and COVID-19
Understanding the role of herbs that regulate intestinal flora in fighting respiratory virus infections and maintaining intestinal flora balance can provide new ideas for preventing and treating COVID-19.
Evaluation of the effect of HIV virus on the digestive flora of infected versus non infected infants
There was an imbalance in bacteria flora in HIV infected infants harboring qualitatively more bacteria including more opportunistic and pathogenic bacteria than in HIV non-infected infants.
Safety and Immunomodulatory Effects of Three Probiotic Strains Isolated from the Feces of Breast-Fed Infants in Healthy Adults: SETOPROB Study
It is demonstrated that the consumption of these three bacterial strains was safe and exerted varying degrees of immunomodulatory effects, and no relevant changes in blood and serum, as well as no adverse events occurred during or after treatment.
Gut microbiota: its role in hepatic encephalopathy.


Gut flora in health and disease
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract in surgical patients: a systematic review of the evidence.
It is suggested that the use of selective decontamination of the digestive tract should be limited to those populations in whom rates of nosocomial infection are high and in whom infection contributes notably to adverse outcome.
Early enteral supply of lactobacillus and fiber versus selective bowel decontamination: a controlled trial in liver transplant recipients
Early enteral nutrition with fiber-containing solutions and living L plantarum 299 was well tolerated and decreases markedly the rate of postoperative infections both in comparison with inactivated L plantareum 299 and significantly with SBD and a standard enteralnutrition formula.
Randomized clinical trial of specific lactobacillus and fibre supplement to early enteral nutrition in patients with acute pancreatitis
Whether lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobacillus plantarum 299 could prevent colonization of the gut by potential pathogens and thus reduce the endotoxaemia associated with acute pancreatitis is investigated.
Early enteral supply of fibre and lactobacilli vs . parenteral nutrition : a controlled trial in major abdominal surgery patients
  • 2002