Risk and rewards of fecal transplants
- Fecal Transplantation for the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection. Karadsheh, Zeid; Sule, Sachin // North American Journal of Medical Sciences;Jun2013, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p339
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is currently a leading cause of antibiotic and health care-related diarrhea. The incidence and the severity of CDI-related diarrhea have increased dramatically in the USA and Europe in the past few decades. The emergence of multidrug-resistant hypervirulent...
- Physician Attitudes Toward the Use of Fecal Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in a Metropolitan Area. Jiang, Zhi-Dong; Hoang, Ly N.; Lasco, Todd M.; Garey, Kevin W.; DuPont, Herbert L. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;Apr2013, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p1059
In this article, the authors discuss the use of fecal transplantation (FT) for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). They mention that FT involves administration of a suspension of feces obtained from a healthy individual into the colon of a patient with recurrent CDI. They assess...
- The Management of Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhoea in a Community Hospital. Tomkins, K.; Raynor, J.; Rothwell, L.; DeSilva, J.; Wilson, C. // West Indian Medical Journal;Jan2011, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p57
Objective: To review the management of patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD). Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 26 patients with clinical symptoms of CDAD and positive tests for C difficile toxins A and/or B in stool samples, over a 12- month period....
- JournalScan. Aithal, Guruprasad P. // Gut;Apr2010, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p20
An abstract of the article "JournalScan," by Guruprasad P. Aithal is presented.
- The newest treatment strategy for Clostridium difficile: Worth a look? Boeser, Kimberly D. // Infectious Disease News;Jul2010, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p8
This article discusses a study on the effectiveness of oral vancomycin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile.
- ERRATUM. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/15/2011, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p1312
A correction to the article "Efficacy of Fidaxomicin Versus Vancomycin as Therapy for Clostridium difficile Infection in Individuals Taking Concomitant Antibiotics for Other Concurrent Infections" published in the September 1 issue of the journal is presented.
- Gastroenterology: A new treatment option for Clostridium difficile: Fecal transplantation. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;3/21/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article presents information on the fecal transplantation through colonoscopy which is regarded as a treatment of Clostridium difficile.
- Fidaxomicin Tablets (Dificid). Elliott, William T.; Chan, James // Internal Medicine Alert;7/15/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 13, p101
The article evaluates the Fidaxomicin tablets, an orally administered macrocylic antibiotic for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection.
- GOOD month. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Nov2013, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p14
The article focuses on a report by private foundation Commonwealth Fund revealing that nursing home residents of Minnesota are least likely to be hospitalized and informs that pills made of fecal matter for treatment of Clostridium difficile helped a Canadian doctor to treat 30 people.