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Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health

Probiotics and Child Gastrointestinal Health

Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 10

Editors: Guandalini, Stefano, Indrio, Flavia (Eds.)

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  • Highlights impact of gut microbiota on gastrointestinal and systemic health
  • Shows current and potential applications of probiotics in disparate conditions of children
  • Addresses gut microbiota and conditions spanning from newborn to infant and child
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About this book

This book shows the huge impact the gut microbiota has on the gastrointestinal health of humans with a particular focus on children. It also highlights the potential use of probiotic microorganisms to protect or improve children’s gastrointestinal health.

Humans are not single organisms: We are a multi-organism structure composed of ourselves and our microbiota, living in close symbiosis since birth and even before. The huge impact that the billons of microscopic cells living in our gut have on our gastrointestinal and systemic health cannot be overestimated. The enormous progress that has been made in the past decade in our still very incomplete understanding of the gut microbiota is opening the door to potential applications in human health that were simply unthinkable before.

One of the most interesting aspects of this new scientific horizon is the fact that we may identify (or even create in the laboratory) and utilize many of these “friendly bacteria” to protect, or improve our health. Thus, strains of probiotic microorganisms are being identified and studied in a vast array of clinical scenarios. Among the most investigated areas for probiotics is the gastrointestinal health of children.

The topics addressed in this book are spanning from the development of the gut microbiota in the fetus and newborn all the way to current and potential applications in disparate conditions such as necrotizing enterocolitis, or infectious, or inflammatory conditions affecting the child. 

The book is written in a rigorous, evidence based manner by an international group of outstanding experts in these fields and is aimed at pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatricians and physician scientists alike.

About the authors

Stefano Guandalini, MD
Professor Emeritus and Chief,
Founder and Medical Director, Celiac Disease Center
University of Chicago, USA


Indrio Flavia, MD
Department of Pediatrics
University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy



Reviews

“This book is geared toward those in clinical practice who wish to provide the highest level of care to their patients. … readers with at least a basic appreciation of microbiology will get the most out of this book. ... There is no doubt that reading this book will prepare clinicians interested in probiotic therapy to use this modality more judiciously, to the benefit of those in their care.” (Joseph Runde, Doody's Book Reviews, October 25, 2019)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14636-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14635-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probiotics and Child Gastrointestinal Health
Book Subtitle
Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 10
Editors
  • Stefano Guandalini
  • Flavia Indrio
Series Title
Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Series Volume
1125
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14636-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14636-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14635-1
Series ISSN
2365-2675
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 150
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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