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Probiotics and functional gastrointestinal disorders in children.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Apr; 48 Suppl 2:S107-9.JP

Abstract

Chronic constipation is one of the most frequent complaints in childhood. Although there is evidence that gastrointestinal flora is important in gut motility, there is little evidence that gut flora is abnormal in constipation. Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria increase stool frequency and decrease consistency in normal individuals. But, according to several reviews, the evidence of probiotics for efficacy in constipation is limited. Fiber supplements, lactose-free diets, and lactobacillus supplementation are effective in the management of children with recurrent abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. Several studies with Lactobacillus GG in children showed negative results in children with chronic constipation. Because Bifidobacterium animalis DN-173 010 has been shown to be effective in adults with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome this study should also be performed in a well-designed large placebo-controlled trial in children with constipation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

UZ Brussel Kinderen, Brussels, Belgium. yvan.vandenplas@uzbrussel.beNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19300120

Citation

Vandenplas, Yvan, and Marc Benninga. "Probiotics and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children." Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, vol. 48 Suppl 2, 2009, pp. S107-9.
Vandenplas Y, Benninga M. Probiotics and functional gastrointestinal disorders in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009;48 Suppl 2:S107-9.
Vandenplas, Y., & Benninga, M. (2009). Probiotics and functional gastrointestinal disorders in children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 48 Suppl 2, S107-9. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0b013e3181a1603a
Vandenplas Y, Benninga M. Probiotics and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009;48 Suppl 2:S107-9. PubMed PMID: 19300120.
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