Reduced Levels of D-dimer and Changes in Gut Microbiota Composition After Probiotic Intervention in HIV-Infected Individuals on Stable ART.

@article{Stiksrud2015ReducedLO,
  title={Reduced Levels of D-dimer and Changes in Gut Microbiota Composition After Probiotic Intervention in HIV-Infected Individuals on Stable ART.},
  author={Birgitte Stiksrud and Piotr Nowak and Felix Chinweije Nwosu and Dag Kvale and Anders Thalme and Anders Sonnerborg and Per Magne Ueland and Kristian Holm and Stein-Erik Birkeland and Anders Erik Astrup Dahm and Per M Sandset and Knut Rudi and Johannes R Hov and Anne Ma Dyrhol-Riise and Marius Tr\oseid},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2015},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={329-37}
}
BACKGROUND Microbial translocation and chronic inflammation may contribute to non-AIDS morbidity in patients with HIV. This study assessed the impact of probiotic intervention on microbial translocation and inflammation in patients on antiretroviral therapy with viral suppression and subnormal CD4 count. METHODS Thirty-two patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (CD4 <500 cells/μL) were randomized in a double-blind fashion to multistrain daily probiotics (n = 15), placebo (n = 9), or… CONTINUE READING
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