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Fresh, frozen or lyophilized FMT via colonoscopy effectively treated recurrent CDI

October 24, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Zhi-Dong Jiang, MD, DrPh, of the University of Texas School of Public Health, discusses the findings from her study of the efficacy of fresh, frozen, or lyophilized fecal microbiota transplant administered via colonoscopy for treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. This research was presented at an oral session at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.

For “patients with C. difficile toxin-negative [stools] at the time of FMT, the response rate was over 90%. That’s one of our most important findings, and also we found that frozen or lyophilized products are as effective as fresh.”

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Fresh, frozen or lyophilized FMT via colonoscopy effectively treated recurrent CDI

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Fresh, frozen or lyophilized FMT via colonoscopy effectively treated recurrent CDI

October 24, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Zhi-Dong Jiang, MD, DrPh, of the University of Texas School of Public Health, discusses the findings from her study of the…
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Norovirus found in 4% of gastroenteritis patients at VA hospitals

October 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Noroviruses were detected in 4% of the stool specimens collected within 7 days of symptom onset among patients with acute…
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Enterococcal infections predicted mortality in liver transplant recipients

October 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Enterococcal infection predicted mortality in liver transplantation recipients when infection occurred within 1 year after…
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Contact precautions, rapid diagnosis key to containing C. difficile colonization in health care facilities

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