Therapies Aimed at the Gut Microbiota and Inflammation: Antibiotics, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics, Anti-inflammatory Therapies Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Synbiotics

abstract

  • Several recent observations have raised the possibility that disturbances in the gut microbiota and/or a low-grade inflammatory state may contribute to symptomatology and the etiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Consequent on these hypotheses, several therapeutic categories have found their way into the armamentarium of those who care for IBS sufferers. These agents include probiotics, prebiotics, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory agents.

publication date

  • March 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gtc.2010.12.009

PubMed ID

  • 21333908

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 207

end page

  • 22

volume

  • 40

number

  • 1