Navigation Links
Probiotic therapy cuts risk of VAP in half for some in ICU
Date:6/16/2010

a single center to receive either placebo or probiotic therapy. Patients in the treatment arm received 2 x 109 colony-forming units of Lactobacillus rhamnosus twice dailyhalf the dose was administered as a slurry to the oropharynx and the remainder was given through nasogatsric tube. After almost 5 years, the researchers found that daily use of probiotics not only decreased VAP infections by about 50 percent compared to placebo, but also reduced the amount of antibiotics needed in comparison to placebo-treated patients. This reduction in antibiotic consumption led to significantly fewer Clostridium difficile infections in patients given probiotics. No side effects attributable to the probiotics were observed.

Meta analysis of similar studies shows an overall reduction in VAP of 39 percent with probiotics.

"Collectively, these data suggest that Lactobacillus may represent a novel, inexpensive (retail price, $2.13 per day for four tablets as administered per protocol), and non-antibiotic approach to prevention of nosocomial infections in properly selected ICU patients," said Dr. Morrow.

Because the patients were carefully selected to reduce the risk of iatrogenic infection, and over 90 percent of patients in the ICU were deemed ineligible for the study, it is important to note, Dr. Morrow cautioned, that these findings are not applicable to all ICU patients and probiotics should not be used for VAP prophylaxis beyond the population that was included in this study.

"We strongly emphasize that these data should be viewed as preliminary in nature and cannot be generalized to the general ICU population given the prolonged period of enrolment, the rigorous inclusion criteria, the large number of exclusion criteria and the small number of patients included.

Other studies have found potentially harmful effects of probiotics, underscoring the need for meticulous monitoring of patients.

"Probiotic prophylaxis of VAP usi
'/>"/>

Contact: Keely Savoie
ksavoie@thoracic.org
212-860-5814
American Thoracic Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New Book Says Good Stress and Probiotics can Change Your Life
2. FemFlora Reformulated with New Complex of Probiotic Bacteria
3. Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies
4. New Designs for Health Probiotic Toothpaste -- A Breakthrough in Oral Health
5. Anna & John's Special Probiotic Blend™ Just Released by Sweet Cures™, the Innovative Natural Health Products Company based in York, UK
6. ProbioticSmart.com Re-Launches Newly Expanded Online Store for Human, Pet, and Livestock Health Products and Supplements
7. Late-onset Pompe patients in US begin receiving new therapy
8. Gene Therapy for HIV Inches Forward
9. Gino Tutera, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Brings SottoPelle Therapy to Middle Tennessee, Opens Practice in Nashville Medical District
10. Combined BRAF-targeted and immunotherapy shows promise for melanoma treatment
11. Longer Antiviral Therapy Reduces Lung Transplant Complications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... With TransCel from Pixel Film ... within Final Cut Pro X. With TransCel users have full control over camera position ... color, speed method, frame color, inner color, text, and more. With TransCel the possibilities ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... The Providence Fertility Center will ... about their fertility and egg freezing. , Date and Time: October 8, 2015 at ... , This hip and informative event will discuss the basics of female fertility and ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 04, 2015 , ... After wearing ... in desperate need of new apparel. In an effort to assist the team, the ... has launched a charity drive to raise funds for the new uniforms. , As ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... Scalability Experts (SE) announced ... awards at this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that was held in Orlando, ... Award Winner for Data Platform services, the 2015 HP and Microsoft “Outstanding Frontline ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... Wailea, Maui HI (PRWEB) , ... September 04, 2015 , ... ... of the best ways for couples to explore, revitalize and strengthen their ‘couple-ness,’” ... Wietzel and his team at Four Seasons Resort Maui, the island’s only Forbes Five ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pixel Film Studios Releases TransCel, a New FCPX Transition 2Health News:The Providence Fertility Center to Host Fertility Cocktail Hour on October 8, 2015 at Waterman Grille for Women Who Wish to Learn About Their Fertility and Egg Freezing 2Health News:The Jones Agency Serves Up a Charity Drive to Fund New Uniforms for the Sprayberry High School Girls Volleyball Team 2Health News:The Jones Agency Serves Up a Charity Drive to Fund New Uniforms for the Sprayberry High School Girls Volleyball Team 3Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 3Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 4Health News:Couples Season at Four Seasons Resort Maui Begins This Week With Best Hotel Rates of the Year through November 2Health News:Couples Season at Four Seasons Resort Maui Begins This Week With Best Hotel Rates of the Year through November 3
... the big gameMINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 The Super Bowl ... it is for the actual football game. Among this ... Minnesota that somberly reminds Minnesotans that "we all pay ... consequences of tobacco use are explored though a series ...
... bugs" because our antibiotic arsenal has run dry, leaving the ... disease researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at ... New England Journal of Medicine , Barbara E. Murray, M.D., ... future response to preventing and treating "super bugs." , A ...
... National Family Planning and Reproductive Health AssociationWASHINGTON, Jan. 28 ... planning services makes sense. According to the Congressional ... SAVE the federal government more than $200 million over ... the rumors and inaccuracies that have flooded America,s airwaves ...
... Cream Moves from Athletic Roots to Help Arthritis PainPLEASANT ... season, a toxin-free pain relief cream was ... Brady, Willie McGinest and LaDainian Tomlinson. The pain ... and muscles. The idea was to help players ...
... kind finds no health downside to donation , , WEDNESDAY, Jan. ... life by donating a kidney tend to lead long, healthy ... follow-up of donors ever conducted. , "Their lifespan is comparable ... said study author Dr. Hassan N. Ibrahim, an associate professor ...
... January 28, 2009 A new study has found ... spinal cord, called ependymal stem cells, reverses paralysis associated with ... the population of these cells after spinal cord injury was ... The results open a new window on spinal cord regenerative ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Super Bowl Ad Reminds Minnesotans: 'We All Pay the Price for Tobacco' 2Health News:New Super Bowl Ad Reminds Minnesotans: 'We All Pay the Price for Tobacco' 3Health News:Call to action: Running out of options to fight ever-changing 'super bugs' 2Health News:Call to action: Running out of options to fight ever-changing 'super bugs' 3Health News:Get the Facts the House Republicans Don't Want You to Have 2Health News:Pro Football Healthcare Generates Arthritis Pain Relief Cream 2Health News:Most Kidney Donors Lead Long, Healthy Lives 2Health News:Most Kidney Donors Lead Long, Healthy Lives 3Health News:Stem cells used to reverse paralysis in animals 2
(Date:9/4/2015)... , Sept. 4, 2015  PTC Therapeutics, ... announce five recipients of its first-ever global awards ... Vision and Empowerment), designed to aid nonprofit organizations ... dystrophy (DMD) community. The announcement is made as ... World Duchenne Awareness Day on Monday, September 7, ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... , September 4, 2015 ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development ... Company will participate in the upcoming Rodman & Renshaw ... September 8-10, 2015 in New York City ... Oramed, will present a corporate overview on September 9, ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... , September 4, 2015 Future ... Allergic Rhinitis drugs - new ... Where is the market for allergic rhinitis drugs ... Visiongain ,s new report shows you potential revenues ... prospects. Our 326 page report provides 273 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Announces Five Winners In Its First-ever Global Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Group Award 2PTC Therapeutics Announces Five Winners In Its First-ever Global Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Group Award 3PTC Therapeutics Announces Five Winners In Its First-ever Global Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Group Award 4Oramed to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 2Oramed to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 3Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 2Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 3Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 4Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 5Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 6Allergic Rhinitis Drugs Market Forecast 2015-2025 7
... Globus Medical, Inc., the largest,privately held spinal ... in motion preservation technology, today announced the completion ... study. The,SECURE(R)-C device is designed to mimic the ... pain and restore function as an alternative to ...
... Siemens Healthcare and,Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings ... non-exclusive agreement to discuss future,possibilities to co-develop ... of,companion diagnostics, metabolic syndrome, oncology and diabetes. ... developing new tests that,could make the biggest ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Globus Medical Completes Enrollment Of SECURE(R)-C Cervical Artificial Disc Clinical Trial 2Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 2Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 3Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 4
Bivona® Uncuffed Neonatal and Pediatric Silicone Tracheostomy Tubes....
Fome-Cuf® tubes can breathe with the patient to provide a safe, effective, and low pressure seal throughout the ventilatory cycle....
... Adjustable neck flange tracheostomy tubes ... until the proper length fixed ... obtained. , ,Adjustable neck ... be adjusted for both horizontal ...
... Neonatal and Pediatric TRACH ... a multi access catheter ... lavage/irrigation port and locking ... sizes and packaging configurations. ...
Medicine Products: