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Asymptomatic bacteriuria, aged care and antibiotics – evidence and alternatives

Asymptomatic bacteriuria is prevalent in the elderly, especially among those in hospitals and residential aged care facilities. Diagnosis can be difficult and antibiotics are often prescribed as a safety net, however, as this line of treatment is being called into question due to side-effects and antibiotic resistance – could cranberry help?

Prescribing Probiotics: The Vital Companion to Antibiotics for Healthier Outcomes

The widespread prevalence of antibiotic use in Australia presents a concern for adverse effects commonly experienced, particularly resulting from alterations to the gastrointestinal microbiome.  

Co-prescribing antibiotic resilient probiotics with antibiotic therapy can ameliorate such adverse effects and benefit digestive and immune functions of the healthy intestinal microbiome. Read here to learn more (4 min).

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