The role of the microbiome and the use of probiotics in gastrointestinal disorders in adults in the Asia-Pacific region - background and recommendations of a regional consensus meeting

Ghoshal, Uday C, Gwee, Kok-Ann, Holtmann, Gerald, Li, Yanmei, Park, Soo Jung, Simadibrata, Marcellus, Sugano, Kentaro, Wu, Kaichun, Quigley, Eamonn M M and Cohen, Henry (2017) The role of the microbiome and the use of probiotics in gastrointestinal disorders in adults in the Asia-Pacific region - background and recommendations of a regional consensus meeting. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia), 33 1: 57-69. doi:10.1111/jgh.13840


Author Ghoshal, Uday C
Gwee, Kok-Ann
Holtmann, Gerald
Li, Yanmei
Park, Soo Jung
Simadibrata, Marcellus
Sugano, Kentaro
Wu, Kaichun
Quigley, Eamonn M M
Cohen, Henry
Title The role of the microbiome and the use of probiotics in gastrointestinal disorders in adults in the Asia-Pacific region - background and recommendations of a regional consensus meeting
Journal name Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-1746
0815-9319
Publication date 2017-12-28
Year available 2017
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/jgh.13840
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 57
End page 69
Total pages 13
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 2721 Hepatology
2715 Gastroenterology
Abstract The Asia-Pacific region is diverse, with regard to ethnicity, culture, and economic development incorporating some of the world's least and most developed nations. Gastrointestinal diseases are common in the Asia-Pacific region, and their prevalence, presentation, and management vary considerably within the region. There is growing evidence for an important role for the human gut microbiota in gastrointestinal health. As a consequence, geographic variations in the composition of the gut microbiota may contribute to variations in both the prevalence and response to therapy of specific diseases. Probiotics have been proposed as a valuable option in the prevention and treatment of a number of gastrointestinal illnesses, but the quality of available evidence to support their efficacy is variable. A meeting of international experts in adult and pediatric gastroenterology was held at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France, on April 11 and 12, 2016, to discuss current evidence supporting the use of probiotics in gastrointestinal disorders in the Asia-Pacific region. This article provides an overview of the discussions held at this meeting and recommends the formation of an Asia-Pacific Consortium on Gut Microbiota similar to those established in Europe and North America.
Keyword consensus
gastrointestinal disorders
probiotics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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