Clostridium Difficile Infections – CDI

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Taking antibiotics to fight a bacterial infection, often leads to a change in the bacteria balance in the gut. If enough of the good bacteria are killed off, bad bacteria like Clostridium Difficile (c. diff.) find the opportunity to cause a secondary infection which can be life threatening.  Older adults in health care facilities, like […]

Staph Infection & Probiotics

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Have you ever considered using probiotics, a week or two before hospital admittance? You may want to talk to your doctor to use such an option in order to protect yourself from the high risk of staph infection. Nowadays, we often hear of the big infection problem faced by patients in hospitals all over the […]

Health, Kidneys & Probiotics

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An interesting poster study was presented during the recent Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM18), in Austin, Texas.  The event, organized by the USA National Kidney Foundation, highlighted cutting-edge research, presenting the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice. An important objective of SCM18 was to present the latest insights into Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) […]

Probiotic Foods and Habit Forming

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There is no denying that modern lifestyle often promotes habit dependencies incompatible with a healthy gut profile. Gut bacteria diversity is often reduced while the so called “bad” bacteria populations gain an edge at the expense of “good” bacteria – probiotics. Given that about 75% of the immune system is rooted in the gut, repercussions […]