Probiotics: A Clinical Guide

Martin Floch, MD; Adam S. Kim, MD
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Book Description

Probiotics: A Clinical Guide is one of the first books on the market to present current and evidence-based recommendations for primary care providers and gastroenterologists on the use of probiotics as a way to treat specific diseases and disorders.

Why you will want Probiotics: A Clinical Guide:
• Unique focus on the clinical use of probiotics in a wide variety of diseases
• Comprehensive review of the science behind probiotics and probiotic products
• In-depth review of current literature for specific diseases or disorders
• Recommendations of the use of probiotics is supported by evidence-based clinical trials
• Each chapter includes a table that outlines the exact probiotic organisms and dosages that are the most efficacious.

A glance at what is inside Probiotics: A Clinical Guide:
• Basic Physiology
o Intestinal microecology; stimulating the immune response, nutrients to nourish the organism, role in fermentation and metabolism, and much more…
• Use in Clinical Medicine
o Probiotics in children, adult infectious diarrhea, surgical infections, allergic disease, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, liver disease, and more…

Probiotics: A Clinical Guide by Dr. Martin Floch & Dr. Adam Kim is a ground-breaking book that will serve as a valuable reference and clinical guide for gastroenterologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


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About the Editors
Contributing Authors


Chapter 1 Intestinal Microecology
Martin H. Floch, MD, MACG, FACP, AGAF

Chapter 2 Intraluminal Defenses
Ailsa Hart, PhD and Siew C. Ng, PhD

Chapter 3 Barrier Function and the Immune Response
Karen L. Madsen, PhD

Chapter 4 Probiotics and the Allergic Response
Erika Isolauri, MD, PhD; Samuli Rautava, MD, PhD;
Kirsi Laitinen, PhD; and Seppo Salminen, PhD

Chapter 5 Quantification and Identification of Probiotic Organisms
in Humans
Ian M. Carroll, PhD; Tamar Ringel-Kulka, MD, MPH;
and Yehuda Ringel, MD

Chapter 6 Nutrients to Nourish the Organisms: Prebiotics and Fiber
Harry J. Flint, BSc, PhD and Sylvia H. Duncan, BSc, PhD

Chapter 7 Fermentation and the Effects of Probiotics on Host Metabolism
George T. Macfarlane, BSc, PhD; Sandra Macfarlane, BSc, PhD;
and Katie L. Blackett, BSc, PhD

Chapter 8 Use of Probiotic Yogurts in Health and Disease
Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD and Daniel Merenstein, MD

Chapter 9 Single and Multiple Probiotic Organisms in
Therapy of Disease
Pramod Gopal, PhD and Gerald W. Tannock, PhD

Chapter 10 Development of Cultured Dairy Probiotic Food Products
Miguel Freitas, PhD


Chapter 11 Use of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Children
Jose M. Saavedra, MD, FAAP and Anne M. Dattilo, PhD, RD, CDE

Chapter 12 Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Erika C. Claud, MD and W. Allan Walker, MD

Chapter 13 The Role of Probiotics in Diarrheal Diseases
Stefano Guandalini, MD

Chapter 14 Probiotics and Their Role in Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
and Clostridium difficile Infection
Laurel H. Hartwell, MD and Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG

Chapter 15 Use of Probiotics in the Treatment and Prevention of
Surgical Infections
Nada Rayes, MD; Peter Neuhaus, PhD; and Daniel Seehofer, MD

Chapter 16 Allergic Diseases
Shira Doron, MD and Sherwood L. Gorbach, MD

Chapter 17 Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Karen Kroeker, MD, FRCP(C) and Levinus A. Dieleman, MD, PhD

Chapter 18 Probiotic Treatment in Crohn’s Disease
Karen Kroeker, MD, FRCP(C) and Richard N. Fedorak, MD, FRCP(C)

Chapter 19 Probiotics and Pouchitis
Mario Guslandi, MD, FACG

Chapter 20 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, FRCP, FACP, FACG, FRCPI

Chapter 21 Use of Probiotics in the Prevention and Treatment of
Radiation Enteritis
Giuseppe Famularo, MD, PhD; Vito Trinchieri, MD;
Luciana Mosca, PhD; and Giovanni Minisola, MD

Chapter 22 Probiotics and Helicobacter pylori
Adam S. Kim, MD
Chapter 23 Probiotics in Liver Disease
Adam S. Kim, MD and Anish Sheth, MD

Chapter 24 Probiotics Use in Bacterial Vaginosis and
Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
Paola Mastromarino, PhD; Beatrice Vitali, PhD;
and Luciana Mosca, PhD


About the Editors

Martin H. Floch, MD, MACG, FACP, AGAF is a graduate of New York University, has a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and received his MD from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Hospital, New York and gastroenterology training at the former Seton Hall College of Medicine, South Orange, NJ.   

He is a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as the American Gastroenterology Association. Dr. Floch has had numerous NIH grants at Yale University, New Haven and Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT. He was Chairman of Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital from 1970 to 1994, and founding Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Norwalk Hospital, which he assumed after founding the Norwalk Medical Group.    

Presently Dr. Floch is Chief of Ambulatory Gastroenterology at Yale New Haven Hospital and sees patients as well as teaches at the Yale Medical Group, Digestive Disease Section. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Floch is conducting research on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, and probiotics. A registry for IBS patients has been formed and there will be several trials of the effects of probiotics on IBS patients. Dr. Floch is renowned for his work in probiotics, and has lectured on the subject at numerous universities and medical centers in this country and internationally.    

Adam S. Kim, MD
 was raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently a gastroenterologist working in the Twin Cities area with Minnesota Gastroenterology, PA.    

He received his bachelor’s degree at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, where he studied the intestinal flora and its role in disease and health. Dr. Kim completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then went on to complete his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. During his time at Yale University, Dr. Kim became increasingly interested in the use of probiotics and started collaborating with Dr. Martin Floch on how best to use probiotics in clinical medicine.