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We recently compared results of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in patients with refractory, recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI), with and without underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here we extend this cohort and analyze outcomes in greater detail by subtype of IBD. We find that FMT is generally effective in breaking the cycle(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients who are immunocompromised (IC) are at increased risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), which has increased to epidemic proportions over the past decade. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) appears effective for the treatment of CDI, although there is concern that IC patients may be at increased risk of having adverse events(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS A significant fraction of patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) can break the cycle of CDI recurrence and can be performed without evaluation of the colon. We evaluated the efficacy of colonoscopic FMT in patients with and without IBD,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The option for performing ERCP and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for the management of choledocholithiasis in the same operative session is often overlooked. We compared the success, safety, and cost of ERCP and LC when performed in either a single session or in separate sessions. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study(More)
To the Editor: Serious cardiac toxicity following ropivacaine infusion is rare. Side effects that responded to lipid infusions have been described [1]. A 57-year-old man with impaired liver function and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was admitted for an belowknee amputation. Postoperatively, ropivacaine catheters were placed. Later, the patient became(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The goal of this review is to summarize stool-based testing for colorectal cancer (CRC). The key questions answered in this review were the advantages and limitations of each available stool-based test for CRC and to examine their comparative efficacy. RECENT FINDINGS Guaiac-based fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT) is no longer a(More)
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