Efficacy of saccharomyces boulardii on necrotizing enterocolitis or sepsis in very low birth weight infants: A randomised controlled trial

Serce Ö., Benzer D., Gursoy T., Karatekin G., Ovali F.

EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, vol.89, no.12, pp.1033-1036, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.08.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1033-1036
  • Keywords: Necrotizing enterocolitis, Probiotics, Saccharomyces boulardii, Sepsis, Very low birth weight, NEONATAL RESEARCH NETWORK, LATE-ONSET SEPSIS, PRETERM INFANTS, PROBIOTICS, METAANALYSIS, PREVENTION, MICROFLORA, MECHANISMS, DIARRHEA
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Probiotics have strain specific effects and the effects of fungi in preventing diseases in preterm infants have been investigated poorly. Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast which acts both as a probiotic and a polyamine producer.