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Open Access item Faecal Bifidobacterium levels in elderly nursing home patients-are levels as expected?

Authors:Gueimonde Fernández, Miguel
Ouwehand, Arthur C.
Pitkälä, Kaisu
Strandberg, Timo
Finne-Soveri, Harriet
Salminen, Seppo
Keywords:Bifidobacterium, Microbiota, Elderly
Issue Date:19-May-2010
Publisher:Japan Bifidus Foundation
Citation:Bioscience and Micoflora 29(2): 111-113 (2010)
Abstract:We assessed the fecal bifidobacteria concentrations of 21 nursing home subjects prior to death and 21 age- and sexmatched controls. Bifidobacterial levels, determined by molecular methods, were in the range of those usually found in adults. Total fecal bifidobacterial concentrations determined by fluorescent in situ hybridization and quantitative real-time PCR tended to be lower, although not significantly, in subjects who subsequently died than in age- and sexmatched controls.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/50571
ISSN:1342-1441
Identifiers:e-issn: 1342-1441
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