The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Probiotics: A research priority for urological care

    The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation asked experts from Canada and the United States to establish research priorities in the area of urological care following spinal cord injury (SCI).

    Among their 5 priorities was the recommendation to study the value of probiotics to control the growth of bacteria and treat infections in the urinary tract.

    According to a review published in 2005, “Clinical trials increasingly provide a profound scientific basis for the use of probiotics in medicinal practice including urology.”

    Probiotics are not a magic bullet, but evidence is accumulating that they can be used to manipulate the number and types of bacteria living in the vaginal and urethral areas. In the future they might provide valuable options to help restore and maintain urogenital health.

    2/28/07 19:48 JR

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