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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

ORTIZ LUCAS, María; TOBIAS, Aurelio; SAZ PEIRO, Pablo  and  SEBASTIAN, Juan José. Probiotics for Specific Treatment of Pain in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2014, vol.29, n.2, pp.146-155. ISSN 0120-9957.

Abdominal pain is one of the least well tolerated symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Studies conducted in recent years suggest that dysbiosis in these patients may be responsible, at least in part, for these symptoms. This literature review indicates that probiotics may be an effective therapy for the relief of pain in patients with IBS and recognizes that the effects of probiotics are specific to the strain used. In this article we review the effect that each strain or mixture of probiotics has for relieving abdominal pain according to published clinical trials and we also discuss possible mechanisms of action. New perspectives are proposed for research to elucidate the mechanisms of probiotic action for relief of abdominal pain in these patients

Keywords : Probiotics; irritable bowel syndrome; abdominal pain; mechanism of action.

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