The probiotic preparation, VSL#3 induces remission in patients with mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis.

@article{Sood2009ThePP,
  title={The probiotic preparation, VSL#3 induces remission in patients with mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Ajit Sood and Vandana Midha and Govind Kumar Makharia and Vineet Ahuja and Dinesh Singal and Pooja Goswami and Rakesh Tandon},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={1202-9, 1209.e1}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Probiotics can maintain ulcerative colitis (UC) in remission effectively, but little is known of their ability to induce remission. We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a high-potency probiotic, VSL#3, for the treatment of mild-to-moderately active UC. METHODS Adult patients with mild-to-moderate UC were assigned randomly to groups that were given 3.6 x 10(12) CFU VSL#3 (n = 77) or placebo (n = 70), twice daily for 12 weeks. The… CONTINUE READING