Purpose.Numerous studies in the literature confirm the impor-tance of the use of probiotics in inflammatory states of the prostate in humans. Our pilot study aimed to test probiotics strains ability to improve urinary bacterial load in male subjects.Methods. Twenty healthy men aged 55–65 years, with recurrent urinatory infections were enrolled and randomized into 2 groups. Urine culturing to detect Enterobacteriaceae (Escherichia Coli and Enterococcus faecalis) was performed at baseline and at 12 weeks after the starting of the study. Results. We found that taking the probiotic reduces the bacterial load of E. coli and E. faecalis in urine cultures. The use of the probiotic in these inflammatory states does not affect the change in weight in the tested subjects. Conclusions. Our data confirm and improve the main results reported in the scientific literature on the importance of taking pro-biotics in prostatitis.

Gender medicine: the impact of probiotics on male patients

Santacroce, L
Investigation
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Dipalma, G
Visualization
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Topi, S
Resources
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Cantore, S
Data Curation
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Altini, V
Membro del Collaboration Group
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De Vito, D
Formal Analysis
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Pettini, F
Resources
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Saini, R
Conceptualization
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Scacco, S
Validation
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Ballini, A
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Inchingolo, F
Funding Acquisition
2021-01-01

Abstract

Purpose.Numerous studies in the literature confirm the impor-tance of the use of probiotics in inflammatory states of the prostate in humans. Our pilot study aimed to test probiotics strains ability to improve urinary bacterial load in male subjects.Methods. Twenty healthy men aged 55–65 years, with recurrent urinatory infections were enrolled and randomized into 2 groups. Urine culturing to detect Enterobacteriaceae (Escherichia Coli and Enterococcus faecalis) was performed at baseline and at 12 weeks after the starting of the study. Results. We found that taking the probiotic reduces the bacterial load of E. coli and E. faecalis in urine cultures. The use of the probiotic in these inflammatory states does not affect the change in weight in the tested subjects. Conclusions. Our data confirm and improve the main results reported in the scientific literature on the importance of taking pro-biotics in prostatitis.
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