Probiotic use in the critically ill.

  title={Probiotic use in the critically ill.},
  author={Sunit C Singhi and Arun Kumar Baranwal},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={75 6},
Probiotics are "live microbes which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit to the host" (FAO/WHO joint group). Their potential role in bio-ecological modification of pathological internal milieu of the critically ill is under evaluation. Probiotics are available as single microbial strain (e.g., Bacillus clausii, Lactobacillus) or as a mix of multiple strains of Lactobacillus (acidophilus, sporogenes, lactis, reuteri RC-14, GG, and L. plantarum 299v), Bifidobacterium… CONTINUE READING
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