Probiotic organisms are live microorganisms that are thought to be beneficial to the host organism. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures; such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements. Probiotics are also delivered in fecal transplants, in which stool from a healthy donor is delivered like a suppository to an infected patient
At the start of the 20th century, probiotics were thought to beneficially affect the host by improving its intestinal microbial balance, thus inhibiting pathogens and toxin producing bacteria. Today, specific health effects are being investigated and documented including alleviation of chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases, prevention and treatment of pathogen-induced diarrhea, urogenital infections, and atopic diseases.
For maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis, Mutaflor (E.coli Nissle 1917) randomized clinical studies showed equivalence of Mutaflor and mesalazine (5-ASAs).
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