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Antibiotic exposure during first six years of life disrupts gut microbiota and impairs child growth

A recent study has shown that exposure to antibiotics during the first six years of life disrupts the gut microbiota over the long term and impairs child growth. Newborns subjected to antibiotic therapy reportedly exhibit an altered gut microbiota composition. However, the clinical or microbiolog...
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Length of hospital stay and certain medication linked to oropharyngeal disturbance

A study has shown that the risk of oropharyngeal disturbance increases among hospitalized patients with the length of hospitalization and the use of certain treatments. The study points to the gut bacteria as the most common cause of imbalance.   The oropharyngeal microbiota (OM) normally...
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What are the long-term effects of antibiotics on the gut microbiota?

In a large study, a Dutch team compared the impact of 15 antibiotic classes on the composition of the gut microbiota up to four years after prescription.   As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November 2020), the WHO encouraged the general public, health workers and decisi...
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Antibiotic-associated diarrhea

Antibiotics, by disturbing the intestinal microbiota, can cause more-or-less severe diarrhea.
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