Effect of a Probiotic Preparation (VSL#3) on CardiovascularRisk Parameters in Critically-Ill Patients

Sarvin Sanaie, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mameghani, Ata Mahmoodpoor, Kamran Shadvar & Samad EJ Golzari
Introduction: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) counts for a major portion of morbidity and mortality globally mostly accompanied by lipid abnormalities. Being at increased risk of cardiac injury, critically ill patients suffer from various lipid disorders. Lipid homeostasis has been efficiently restored by the introduction of probiotics. The aim of this trial was to determine the effect of probiotics on inflammation, antioxidant capacity and lipid peroxidation in critically ill patients.; Methods: Forty patients admitted to the intensive...