Q&A: Understanding altered fecal microbiome in chronic TBI may lead to new treatments

Q&A: Understanding altered fecal microbiome in chronic TBI may lead to new treatments

Patients with chronic traumatic brain injury demonstrated “significantly different” fecal microbiome structures compared with controls, according to findings from a two-site trial published in Journal of Neurotrauma.The fecal microbiome of the chronic TBI cohort had little or no members of several species of Prevotella and Bacteroidies while also demonstrating a higher level of bacteria in the Ruminococcaceae family compared with controls. While “the sequelae of gut-brain axis disruption” following TBI is not fully understood, the researchers noted that characterizingRead More

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