Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine

  • Sonia Michail
  • Philip M. Sherman

Part of the Nutrition and Health Series book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Probiotics: The Basics

    1. Alessio Fasano, Terez Shea-Donohue
      Pages 3-15
    2. Salvatore Cucchiara, Marina Aloi
      Pages 29-39
    3. Samuli Rautava, W. Allan Walker
      Pages 41-52
    4. Fang Yan, D. Brent Polk
      Pages 53-68
    5. David R. Mack
      Pages 69-80
  3. Probiotics and Infants

    1. Josef Neu
      Pages 83-97
    2. Carlo Agostoni, Filippo Salvini
      Pages 99-119
  4. Probiotics and the Gut

    1. Sonia Michail
      Pages 131-145
    2. Esi S. N. Lamousé-Smith, Athos Bousvaros
      Pages 165-179
    3. Richard N. Fedorak
      Pages 181-194
    4. Paolo Gionchetti
      Pages 195-205
    5. Yuliya Rekhtman, Stuart S. Kaufman
      Pages 219-230
    6. Philip M. Sherman, Kathene C. Johnson-Henry
      Pages 231-240
  5. Probiotics Outside the Gut

    1. R. Fölster-Holst, B. Offick, E. Proksch, J. Schrezenmeir
      Pages 243-267
    2. Kingsley C. Anukam, Gregor Reid
      Pages 283-296
  6. Probiotics Products

    1. Steven J Czinn, Samra Sarigol Blanchard
      Pages 299-306
    2. Laure Catherine Roger, Anne Liza McCartney
      Pages 307-322
    3. Eamonn MM Quigley
      Pages 323-329
  7. Probiotic Future

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 345-352

About this book


Since the turn of the century, many scientists and investigators have diligently designed and performed experiments and trials to prove or disprove the power of probiotics. A great number of probiotic products in various shapes and forms have become available to the consumer and more than ever clinicians are dealing with children and patients that consider the use of probiotics.

Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine provides clinicians a tool to understand the current evidence for the role of probiotics in various pediatric disorders related to the gastrointestinal as well as the extra-intestinal tract. This book provides evidence-based up-to-date information from world experts in their fields to help clinicians make decisions regarding the use of probiotics. A list of resources, web sites, and references relevant to probiotics can be found in the appendix. Currently, the market for probiotics continues to rely heavily on health claims made by manufacturers and retailers. Clinicians have the sole responsibility to understand the various strains and preparations commercially available and to advise patients accordingly. Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine is an indispensable tool and a critical resource for health professionals that will aid in enhancing their ability to make the appropriate decisions regarding the use of probiotics.


Inflammatory bowel disease Irritable bowel syndrome Microflora Necrotizing enterocolitis Pediatrics Pädiatrie allergy breast feeding dietetics medicine physiology prevention probiotic probiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Sonia Michail
    • 1
  • Philip M. Sherman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Children's Medical CenterWright State Boonshoft School of MedicineDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition The Hospital for Sick ChildrenUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-288-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-289-6
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