Abstract Title:

The effect of probiotics on Helicobacter pylori eradication.

Abstract Source:

Hepatogastroenterology. 2007 Oct-Nov;54(79):2032-6. PMID: 18251154

Abstract Author(s):

Sung Keun Park, Dong Il Park, Joong Sub Choi, Mun Su Kang, Jung Ho Park, Hong Joo Kim, Yong Kyun Cho, Chong Il Sohn, Woo Kyu Jeon, Byung Ik Kim


BACKGROUND/AIMS: Conflicting results have been reported on the effect of a variety of probiotic strains on Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication. In this study, we evaluated the outcome of a probiotic strain composed of bacillus subtilis and Streptococcus faecium on HP eradication. METHODOLOGY: We recruited 352 HP infected patients who were randomized into a triple-plus-probiotics group or a triple-only group; the participants received 1 week of PPI-based triple therapy with or without probiotics supplements. For the triple-plus-probiotics group, probiotics was continued for 8 weeks. All patients in the two groups were evaluated for 4 weeks after completion of therapy. RESULTS: Using the intention to treat analysis, evaluation of the triple-plus-probiotics group showed a higher eradication rate than the triple-only group (83.5% vs. 73.3%, p=0.027). Diarrhea and overall side effects were more common in the triple-only group (p<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Supplementation with probiotic strains, composed of Bacillus subtilis and Streptococcus faecium, were shown to improve drug compliance, reduce side effects and enhance the intention-to-treat eradication rate of HP.

Study Type : Human Study

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