Probiotiki: kontseptsiia lechebnogo primeneniia, ozhidaiushchaia svoego priznaniia.

Translated title of the contribution: Probiotics: a therapeutic concept awaiting recognition

E. Lebenthal*, Y. Lebenthal

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Abstract

The history of emergence of the probiotics concept as well as basic knowledge on the mechanism of their action is described. The possibilities of the therapeutic use of probiotics, in particular for cases of Crohn's disease, viral gastroenteritis and travelers' diarrhea are discussed. The conclusion is made that the effectiveness of the use of probiotics has not yet been proved due to the fact that in clinical trials of these preparations many uncontrolled variables are not taken into consideration. For this reason at the present moment the prophylactic and curative use of probiotics is an idea whose constructive character has yet to be proved.

Translated title of the contributionProbiotics: a therapeutic concept awaiting recognition
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalZhurnal Mikrobiologii Epidemiologii i Immunobiologii
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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