Navigation Links
Probiotics found to reduce hepatic encephalopathy
Date:4/25/2013

Amsterdam, The Netherlands,Thursday 25 April 2013: Probiotics could emerge as a treatment plan to manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE) therapy after a new study announced at the International Liver Congress 2013 found they significantly reduced development of the notoriously difficult-to-treat disease.

The study analysed the efficacy of probiotics in preventing the development of HE in 160 cirrhotic patients over a period of approximately nine months and found significant improvements in reducing patients' arterial ammonia levels after three months of treatment with probiotics.

Ammonia, produced by gut bacteria, is thought to be one of the main mediators of cerebral dysfunction in HE. Probiotics work by enriching the gut flora with a non-urease producing microorganisms, which decrease ammonia production. Probiotics are live microorganisms (mostly bacteria) that produce a health benefit on the host when administered in adequate amounts.

Twice as many patients taking a placebo developed overt HE (the study's primary endpoint) compared to patients taking probiotics in the form of a capsule.

EASL's Treasurer, Prof. Mauro Bernardi welcomed the findings and said they would provide a positive impact for cirrhotic patients at risk of developing HE for whom the prognosis is typically very poor.

Prof. Bernardi said: "Hepatic encephalopathy is an insidious disease that's caused by an accumulation of toxins in the blood that are normally removed by the liver. Treatment normally involves the use of antibiotics or laxatives to suppress the production of toxic substances in the intestine but there is still a great deal of room for improvement so it will be exciting to see the results of further studies to determine if clinicians have a new form of treatment on the cards."

Hepatic encephalopathy is a spectrum of neuropsychiatric abnormalities including personality changes, intellectual impairment and reduced levels of con
'/>"/>

Contact: Dimple Natali
easlpressoffice@cohnwolfe.com
44-790-013-8904
European Association for the Study of the Liver
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups
2. New study shows probiotics help fish grow up faster and healthier
3. Behind closed doors: Researchers show how probiotics boost plant immunity
4. Microscopic dust particles found in underground railways may pose health risk
5. Nearly half of veterans found with blast concussions might have hormone deficiencies
6. Keystone Symposia announces grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
7. Genetic discovery found to influence obesity in people of African ancestry
8. Einstein joins the New York Genome Center as 12th institutional founding member
9. New genetic link found between normal fetal growth and cancer
10. Scientists find government justification of new environmental policy unfounded
11. Combinations of estrogen-mimicking chemicals found to strongly distort hormone action
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... which animals can be found, concern mounts over the ... range for a host mean new territory for its ... of UC Santa Barbara scientists, including parasitologists Ryan Hechinger ... Journal of Biogeography , Hechinger, Kuris and colleagues ... Hosts may actually lose their parasites when the hosts ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... 2014) Emerging fungal pathogens pose a greater ... causing population declines of amphibians, bats, corals, bees ... South Florida published in the prestigious journal ... or immunological resistance to a deadly chytrid fungus ... "Acquired resistance is important because it is the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... children with traumatic injuries have identified an immune ... develop a hospital-acquired infection. The study, led by ... in June in the journal Shock , ... lead to the clinical implementation of quick-turnaround immune ... immune system damage following critical illness or injury ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Not at home on the range 2Not at home on the range 3Not at home on the range 4USF study: Amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus 2Immune function predicts infection risk among child trauma patients 2Immune function predicts infection risk among child trauma patients 3
... women may worry about the effects of air pollution on ... carbon monoxide and fine particles in the air during pregnancy ... or preeclampsia -- a serious condition that arises only during ... a University at Buffalo epidemiologist. , The research was ...
... Safran, a professor at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, has ... Pierre-Gilles De Gennes Lecture Prize. The prize, accompanied by 1,000, ... (EPJE). Safran is the author of numerous articles in ... Prize, which was named after the Nobel laureate who founded ...
... cessation therapy is quickly taking shape. New evidence ... on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests that combining information about ... habits can accurately predict which nicotine replacement therapy will ... conceivable we,ll have a practical test that could take ...
Cached Biology News:Air pollution doesn't increase risk of preeclampsia, early delivery, study finds 2Personalized approach to smoking cessation may be reality in 3-5 years 2Personalized approach to smoking cessation may be reality in 3-5 years 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Bill Jacobs Automotive, a group of car ... up with the Heartland Blood Center and offering free oil ... drive takes place Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Bill Jacobs ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46637 )  The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... FALLS, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2014   Niagara Thermal ... been selected by Buffalo BioBlower Technologies LLC ("B3") as ... SBIR Phase 2 award from the Army Corps of ... system that kills all biological contaminants and destroys VOCs ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Cynvenio, a cancer diagnostics company focused ... analysis of tumor cells in the bloodstream, today announced ... decision support application powered by CollabRx, Inc. , ... test, Therapy Finder will provide breast cancer patients and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... ­ RedBrick Health , a fast-growing leader in ... that EmblemHealth , the New York ... providing the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined with the ... its members. EmblemHealth is among the first health plans ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Join the Bill Jacobs Auto blood drive and receive a free oil change 2Niagara Thermal Products LLC Selected as Critical Supplier for Buffalo BioBlower Air Purification Systems 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3
... BOSTON, March 17 Alimera Sciences,and pSivida Ltd ... today announced that,they have amended their license and ... III investigative treatment for,diabetic macular edema (DME), and ... the future profits of Medidur FA from 50 ...
... Contract from Anhui ... Huayuan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., ... (OTC Bulletin Board: TYNP), a manufacturer and,supplier of modernized ... that the Company has been granted SFDA,approval and is ...
... March 17 VION,PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Nasdaq: VIOND ) ... of 2007., The Company reported a net loss ... ended December 31, 2007, compared with a net loss ... common shares,outstanding for the years ended December 31, 2007 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Alimera Sciences, pSivida Limited Amend Medidur(TM) FA Collaboration Agreement 2Alimera Sciences, pSivida Limited Amend Medidur(TM) FA Collaboration Agreement 3Alimera Sciences, pSivida Limited Amend Medidur(TM) FA Collaboration Agreement 4Tianyin Pharmaceutical Announces SFDA Approval to Market Azithromycin Dispersible Tablets 2Tianyin Pharmaceutical Announces SFDA Approval to Market Azithromycin Dispersible Tablets 3Vion Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results 2Vion Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results 3Vion Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results 4
... in a regulated environment, Pipette Tracker ... software that automates gravimetric pipette calibration ... that meets todays regulatory compliance requirements. ... solution that includes a full security ...
... Detection of the yolk protein Vtg in ... simple and sensitive biomarker for endocrine disrupting chemicals ... Vtg has become an accepted screening test for ... Vtg (rainbow trout) EIA kit is a double-antibody ...
... AAIPharmas Routine Testing Laboratory (RTL) ... developed over 25 years. ,,Microbial method ... used to monitor the conditions of ... quality for manufactured products,,We offer a ...
... whose sequence is from rat SCAMP 5. The sequence of ... - Q - P - Q - T - Q - ... - Y - T - Y - S - N(233). ... with the polyclonal antibody that reacts with this product and the ...
Biology Products: