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Zinc and Bacillus clausii: a promising combination to improve immunity in children?


Dietary administration of zinc and use of probiotics can strengthen the immune system in humans, including children. This may lead to fewer and shorter respiratory tract infection episodes. Whether th ...

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Author: Dorothea M. Greifenberg, PhD and Marcos Perez III., MDEFSM: 2022;2:220084DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0084Date: 10.04.2022

High compliance and treatment satisfaction with essential phospholipid treatment of patients with …


There are numerous randomized controlled studies showing that the intake of essential phospholipids (EPL) can reduce steatosis and improve liver function parameters. Based on these studies EPL are nam ...

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Author: Leonid Lazebnik, MD, PhD, Dr. Med. Sci., Chavdar Pavlov, MD, PhD, Dr. Med. Sci., Kirill M Starostin, MD and Branko Popovic, MDEFSM: 2022;2:220082DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0082Date: 10.04.2022

Real-world evidence for beneficial effects of essential phospholipids in patients with …


Essential phospholipids (EPLs) belong to the group of hepatoprotective agents and are recommended in the Russian guideline for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A large-scale ...

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Author: Igor Maev, MD, PhD, Dr. Med. Sci., Chavdar Pavlov, MD, PhD, Dr. Med. Sci., Kirill M Starostin, MD and Branko Popovic, MDEFSM: 2022;2:220080DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0080Date: 10.04.2022

Probiotics: quality matters


Probiotics are a generally safe treatment option and have been evaluated positively for several conditions by the Cochrane Collaboration. However, they must have adequate compositional quality and be ...

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Author: Paolo Pellegrino, MD and Marcos Perez III., MDEFSM: 2022;2:220086DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0086Date: 10.04.2022

A novel combination reduces objective measures and subjective stress perception


Reducing harmful stress is a key challenge to preserve well-being. A recent, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in moderately stressed healthy adults (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT03262376; ...

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Author: Lionel Noah, PhDEFSM: 2022;2:220041DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0041Date: 09.03.2022

Stress symptoms: Evidence supporting a phytopharmaceutical product with new marketing authorisation…


Phytotherapeutics are used in many countries to treat stress symptoms such as mild sleep disorders, anxiety, increased irritability, tension and nervous restlessness. An established combination prepar ...

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Author: Christiane Kolb, PhD and Heba Aziz-Kalbhenn, PhDEFSM: 2022;2:220039DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0039Date: 27.02.2022

Study confirms the effect of a supplement on the micronutrient content of breast milk


Even in countries with a high standard of living, the intake of essential nutrients by breast-feeding women is often inadequate – with potentially negative effects on the development of their baby. A ...

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Author: Jens Seibel, LeverkusenEFSM: 2022;2:220037DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0037Date: 21.02.2022

Intranasal triamcinolone acetonide effectively improves nasal symptoms and quality of life in …


Allergic rhinitis is a common problem with increasing prevalence. Two recent publications demonstrate that intranasal triamcinolone acetonide is an effective treatment that progressively improves nasa ...

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Author: Mohamed Amessou, PhD, Elizaveta Leshcheva, PharmD, Aleksandr Maslakov, MD, PhD and Palak Venkataraman, PharmDEFSM: 2022;2:220022DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0022Date: 05.02.2022

Update on the antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated skin abscesses


Cutaneous abscesses are often caused by S. aureus. The most important therapeutic measure is drainage of the accumulated pus. Although the clinical benefit from additionally administering oral antibio ...

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Author: Annette Sethmann, PhDEFSM: 2022;2:220035DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0035Date: 31.01.2022

Probiotics can prevent drug-induced gastrointestinal symptoms


Probiotics such as Bacillus clausii reduce the occurrence of gastrointestinal side effects of commonly used medications such as antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors in placebo-controlled randomized ...

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Author: Manuel Plomer, PhD and Marcos III Perez, MDEFSM: 2022;2:220009DOI: 10.52778/efsm.22.0009Date: 26.01.2022