Parenteral Antibiotics Reduce Bifidobacteria Colonization and Diversity in Neonates

@inproceedings{Hussey2011ParenteralAR,
  title={Parenteral Antibiotics Reduce Bifidobacteria Colonization and Diversity in Neonates},
  author={Seamus Gerard Hussey and Rebecca Wall and Emma Gruffman and Lisa O'Sullivan and Cornelius Anthony Ryan and Brendan Patrick Murphy and Gerald F. Fitzgerald and Catherine Stanton and R Paul Ross},
  booktitle={International journal of microbiology},
  year={2011}
}
We investigated the impact of parenteral antibiotic treatment in the early neonatal period on the evolution of bifidobacteria in the newborn. Nine babies treated with intravenous ampicillin/gentamicin in the first week of life and nine controls (no antibiotic treatment) were studied. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis was used to investigate the composition of Bifidobacterium in stool samples taken at four and eight weeks. Bifidobacteria were detected in all control infants at both four… CONTINUE READING