Data indicate that the disordered gastrointestinal function seen in the critically ill incorporates profound abnormalities in gut motor function, loss of barrier integrity and distortions in commensal flora
Results have shown that the counts of pathogenic bacteria are greatly reduced while those of the beneficial and commensal flora
are not significantly affected.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other organizations around the world are funding microbiome research aimed at better understanding our commensal flora
Lactobacilli are normal commensal flora
of the gut that are used in the therapy of diarrhoea and intestinal inflammation.
Exudate alone is usually not adequate for cultures and often contains confusing commensal flora
bronchoscopy) that avoids the commensal flora
found in the upper resp iratory tract.
Contamination of the sample from eyelids will lead to overgrowth of commensal flora
of eyelids (most commonly staphylococci and streptococci).
Members of serotypes 6, 19 and 23, are frequently isolated from the commensal flora
and systemic infections in India and other parts of the world (3,4).