Effects of probiotics on serum levels of Th1/Th2 cytokine and clinical outcomes in severe traumatic brain-injured patients: a prospective randomized pilot study.
Crit Care. 2011 Dec 1; 15(6):R290
This small, but interesting, randomized controlled trial (RCT) indicates that enteral feeding of viable probiotics may reduce cytokines (i.e. interleukin [IL]-6, IL-10 and IL-4) as well as acute phase proteins after a week of treatment in severe traumatic brain injury.
Patients receiving probiotics showed shorter intensive care unit...
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