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Facultative to strict anaerobes ratio in the preterm infant microbiota: a target for intervention?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22922559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During recent years there has been an increasing interest on the development of strategies for modulating the process of microbiota establishment in preterm infants. For successfully developing of such strategies, a detailed knowledge of the microbiota establishment process in these infants is needed. In a previous study we evidenced clear alterations in the process of microbiota establishment in preterm newborns when compared with a control group of full-term breast-fed infants. Here we have analyzed these data more in depth, corroborating a reduced proportion of strict anaerobes with respect to facultatives in the fecal microbiota of preterm infants. The potential benefits, as well as the side effects, of strategies aimed at counterbalancing this alteration in the facultative to strict anaerobes ratio are discussed in this addendum.
Silvia Arboleya; Gonzalo Solís; Nuria Fernández; Clara G de los Reyes-Gavilán; Miguel Gueimonde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2012-08-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gut microbes     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1949-0984     ISO Abbreviation:  Gut Microbes     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2013-04-09     Revised Date:  2014-10-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101495343     Medline TA:  Gut Microbes     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria, Anaerobic / isolation & purification*
Feces / microbiology
Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*

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