Search Tag: diarrhoea

ICU Management

Treating C. Difficile with Faecal Microbiota

2016 13 Jan

Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) using frozen stool is just as effective as transplantation using fresh stool in resolving diarrhoea among adult patients with recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The findings are published in JAMA.CDI has become a major health concern because of limited treatment options and associated... Read more

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'Good' Bacteria Could Fight Hospital Infections

2015 07 May

A new study published in JAMA has shown that drinking a non-toxic strain of Clostridium difficile bacteria could help reduce the incidence of recurrent infection caused by the toxic strains of the bacteria. C. difficile is the most common cause of healthcare-associated infection in U.S. hospitals. Recurrence occurs in 25 to 30 percent of patients, experts... Read more

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Frozen Capsulised Faecal Material Treats CDI

2014 11 Oct

Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) may be treated with oral administration of frozen encapsulated faecal material from healthy donors, according to results of a preliminary study published in JAMA. The treatment resulted in an overall 90 percent rate of clinical resolution of diarrhoea. The Clostridium difficult (C-diff) bacterium is one... Read more

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