Pr De Simone’s Blog, a Pioneer of the Gut Microbiota

Pr De Simone’s Blog, a Pioneer of the Gut Microbiota

The oxygen sparing effect of bacteriotherapy in COVID-19 (1)

The probiotic Slab51 (Sivomixx®800, Ormendes, Switzerland) has been evaluated in sixty-nine adult COVID-19 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 related pneumonia a CT lung involvement greater than 50 percent and requiring non-invasive oxygen therapy. Patients supplemented with Slab51 in addition to standard therapy (n=40) showed significantly higher blood levels of partial [...]

When an efficacious food supplement* suffers from being just a “probiotic”

Probiotics are considered the «snake oil» of the millennium, and doctors are reluctant to explore their full potential. However, preliminary data suggest that oral bacteriotherapy might be helpful in the management of COVID-19 infected patients. The danger would be to either downplay the results on the general conviction that probiotics are not [...]

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