In the Journals

7 recent reports on the gut microbiome

December 5, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease presents the following reports on the most recent research and news on the gut microbiome. These reports…
In the Journals

Lactulose breath test predicts Xifaxan response in IBS-D

December 5, 2019
Patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome who had a positive baseline result from a lactulose breath test were more likely to…
In the Journals

Guest commentary: FMT, ‘a life-saving therapy,’ needs physician, industry cooperation

November 6, 2019
In this guest commentary, Jessica Allegretti , MD, MPH, of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Crohn’s and Colitis
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA hears testimony on enforcement discretion of FMT for C. diff

November 4, 2019
The FDA held a public comment session on Monday in Washington, D.C., to hear testimony on the agency’s policy on enforcement discretion of…
Meeting News

‘Super donor’ FMT effective in IBS

October 23, 2019
Fecal microbiota transplantation is an effective treatment for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, but the fecal sample must come from a…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Common medications linked to changes in gut microbiome

October 23, 2019
A group of commonly used drug categories have a significant impact on the makeup of the gut microbiome, which could increase the risk for infection…
In the Journals

FMT decreases mortality in severe, fulminant C. diff

October 15, 2019
Compared with standard of care, fecal microbiota transplantation decreases mortality among patients with severe and fulminant Clostridioides
In the Journals

International consensus provides guidance on role of stool banks

October 8, 2019
Experts on fecal microbiota transplantation from Europe, North America and Australia have released a new consensus report that provides guidance on…
In the Journals

Long courses of antibiotics harm infant gut, promote resistance

September 23, 2019
An NIH-funded study published in Nature Microbiology further highlighted the dangers of prolonged antibiotic use during infancy. Researchers found…
In the Journals

Microbiome may offer new biomarker for IBD therapy response

September 18, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who responded to certain therapies exhibited consistent changes in their gut microbiome, which could lead to…