Randomised clinical trial of synbiotic therapy in elective surgical patients.

@article{Anderson2004RandomisedCT,
  title={Randomised clinical trial of synbiotic therapy in elective surgical patients.},
  author={Alexander G. Anderson and Clare Mcnaught and Parvesh Kumar Jain and John Macfie},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={241-5}
}
BACKGROUND It is possible to manipulate the composition of the gastrointestinal microflora by administration of pre- and probiotics. This may help to preserve gut barrier function and reduce the incidence of septic morbidity. AIMS To assess the effects of a combination of pre- and probiotics (synbiotic) on bacterial translocation, gastric colonisation, systemic inflammation, and septic morbidity in elective surgical patients. PATIENTS Patients were enrolled two weeks prior to elective… CONTINUE READING
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