Probiotics Symposium September 21-22, 2012

The annual Probiotics Symposium was held at the fabulous Solamar Hotel downtown San Diego Sept 21-22 2012. It was great venue. The hotel provided healthy meals and excellent service.

The first presenter was Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD who spoke about the systemic manifestations of gastrointestinal dysbiosis.

Probiotics Symposium
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Increased GI Permeability and Gut Inflammation in Kids with IBS and Functional Abdominal Pain.

To decide gastrointestinal permeability & fecal calprotectin concentration in children ages 7–10 years that have functional abdominal pain & irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) vs Controls & ascertain potential relationships with stooling & pain symptoms.

In the study, GI permeability ( Leaky Gut) and fecal calprotectin concentration were measured. Children kept a two-week diary of pain episodes and stooling pattern.



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