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2014-07-23 06:30:23

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Probiotics work to manage gut flora by controlling the bad bacteria with good bacteria. WebMD reports that probiotics have even been linked to maintaining a strong immune system as well as these other ailments: • Treating childhood diarrhea • Treating ulcerative colitis • Treating necrotizing enterocolitis • Preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea • Preventing infectious diarrhea • Preventing pouchitis •...

2014-06-10 04:22:10

-- Study to Define Impact of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics on Intestinal Bacteria -- ROCKVILLE, Md. and PARIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, and Enterome Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, today announced...

2013-12-12 23:25:56

Vaccine Journal Publishes Study Documenting the Dose-Dependent Effect of HOWARU® Restore Kantvik, Finland (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A study to investigate the ability of a unique probiotic formulation to reduce potential gastrointestinal side effects of antibiotic treatment has found significant benefits from dietary supplementation with HOWARU® Restore, part of the DuPont™ Danisco® probiotic range from DuPont Nutrition & Health. The study, which was conducted by...

2013-11-27 13:20:55

Longitudinal study examines patients treated for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD, have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. Transplanting fecal matter of healthy donors into patients with recurrent C. difficile infection...

2013-08-14 23:01:27

The IPA congratulates the authors but comments on design issues with the study. Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 In a recently published study, Allen and co-workers (2013) report on a specific probiotic preparation to reduce the incidence and/or duration of antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile diarrhea (CDD). Despite the null outcome, the authors should be congratulated with performing the largest study of its kind to date, consisting of almost 3,000...

2013-06-06 09:34:40

Patients in hospital who are on antibiotics may benefit from taking probiotics, according to researchers at St. Michael´s Hospital. Dr. Reena Pattani led a literature review that looked at the effectiveness of probiotics, live bacteria that can take up residence in digestive tracts, in treating common side effects of antibiotics, such as antibiotic-associated diarrhea and life-threatening side effects such as Clostridium difficile infection. “These two conditions are...

2008-03-19 03:00:08

By Ali, Syed O Welch, John P; Dring, Robert J The objective of this study of a retrospective case series was to determine factors associated with survival after surgical intervention in pseudomembranous colitis (PMC). The study was conducted at a tertiary care medical center and comprised 36 patients who underwent colectomy for fulminant PMC from 1995 to 2006. Patients including 21 females ranged from 40 to 89 years of age (mean, 70 years). Comorbidities included diabetes (39%),...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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