Review of probiotics available to modify gastrointestinal flora.

  title={Review of probiotics available to modify gastrointestinal flora.},
  author={Maria Rita Gismondo and Lorenzo Drago and Alessandra Lombardi},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  volume={12 4},
There is evidence that the oral consumption of micro-organisms produces a protective effect on the gut flora. A significant number of studies suggests that probiotics might have beneficial effects on several microbial disorders of the gut, but it is very difficult to define the clinical efficacy of such products. In this review, we report the results of studies on traveller's diarrhoea (TD), antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) and acute diarrhoea (AD) in which various probiotic preparations… CONTINUE READING
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