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Gayatri Jape

The Preterm Gut Microbiome and the Latest Research on Probiotics

  • Speaker: Gayatri Jape , MD, FRACP, PhD
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

Admission to neonatal intensive care, particularly following preterm birth, is associated with significant complications such as late onset sepsis, feeding intolerance, necrotising enterocolitis etc in addition to morbidity associated with the same. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria which protect the host when given in adequate amounts. This presentation aims to understand the importance of the gut microbiome, factors affecting its evolution and current evidence on probiotic supplementation in preterm infants.