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.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 997 g
Dimensions: 260 x 193 x 23 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
From the reviews:
"Dr. Bendich writes an excellent introduction placing the importance of probiotics in the field of biology and medicine. ... There is a great deal of valuable information in this book. ... Overall, the information in this book is good. Anyone working in the field of probiotics should have it on their shelf. ... anyone intensely interested in probiotics and familiar with the literature would find the chapters written by these experts helpful." (Martin H. Floch, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 43 (7), August, 2009)
"Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine ... providing an excellent, thorough, and complete reference text focused on the normal physiology of gut microbiota in children and the role of probiotic bacteria in childhood health and disease. The purpose of this book is to help clinicians, particularly pediatricians ... . For the student or trainee, it is an excellent resource for building a knowledge base in probiotics ... . Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine is a valuable resource and well worth reading for anyone interested in probiotics ... ." (Jeffry A. Katz, Gastroenterology, Vol. 138, 2010)
"Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine provides an excellent resource covering the basics of GI physiology and the complex nature of gut immunity, the microflora within the human gut, and especially its development during the neonatal period. ... contains more than 30 detailed tables and informative figures, an extensive, detailed index, and more than 1600 reference citations that provide the reader with excellent sources of reliable information ... . This compendium will serve the reader as the primary reference in this complex area ... ." (Michael J. Glade, Nutrition, Vol. 26, 2010)
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