Gut Microbiota and Modification

Persons in charge: Yvan Vandenplas, Flavia Indrio

The specific objectives of this (special Interest Group) SIG are:

  • To create an international network among professionals interested and involved in gut microbiota & modifications research.
  • To write position statements or clinical guidelines alone or in collaboration with other ESPGHAN groups or organizations on issues related to gut microbiota & modifications.
  • To carry out collaborative basic and clinical research related to gut microbiota & modifications.
  • To deliver educational sessions on gut microbiota & modifications.

Previous Projects

Project #1: Use of Probiotics for Management of Acute Gastroenteritis: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Working Group for Probiotics and Prebiotics
Study team: Hania Szajewska, Alfredo Guarino, Iva Hojsak, Flavia Indrio, Sanja Kolacek, Raanan Shamir, Yvan Vandenplas, Zvi Weizman.
Aim: To develop recommendations for the use of probiotics for the treatment of AGE in previously healthy infants and children based on a systematic review of previously completed systematic reviews and of randomized controlled trials published subsequently to these reviews.
Current status: Finalized. Published in J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Apr;58(4):531-9.

Project #2: Use of Probiotics for Preventing Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea
Study team: Hania Szajewska, Alfredo Guarino, Iva Hojsak, Flavia Indrio, Sanja Kolacek, Rok Orel, Raanan Shamir, Yvan Vandenplas, Zvi Weizman.
Aim: To develop recommendations for the use of probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea based on a systematic review of previously completed systematic reviews and of randomized controlled trials published subsequently to these reviews.
Current status: Finalised. Pubished in J Pediatr Gastroenterol and Nutrit. 62(3):495-506, March 2016