Pr. Maslennikov (Russian winner 2019): Probiotics & cirrhosis
To celebrate #WorldMicrobiomeDay, Biocodex Microbiota Institute is handing the floor to national grant winners.
About this article
Pr. Roman Maslennikov
General practitioner, gastroenterologist and rheumatologist in Moscow clinics and assistant professor at Sechenov University, Dr Maslennikov combines the teaching of internal medicine with scientific activities. His research interests are diseases of the internal organs, in particular the digestive organs and connective tissue, as well as the human microbiota.
What has the national grant allowed to discover in your microbiota research area?
"This grant allowed us to better understand the pathogenesis of cirrhosis and the possibility of the impact of probiotics on some links in it."1,2
What are the consequences for the patient?
"The results of our study may show the benefit of using probiotics for the treatment of cirrhosis, which may improve the quality of life and prognosis of these patients."
2. Maslennikov R, Ivashkin V, Efremova I, et al. Gut dysbiosis and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth as independent forms of gut microbiota disorders in cirrhosis. World J Gastroenterol. 2022 Mar 14;28(10):1067-1077.