Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection: The Ochsner Experience.

@article{Ray2014FecalMT,
  title={Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection: The Ochsner Experience.},
  author={Arnab Ray and Robert B Smith and Jacob L Breaux},
  journal={The Ochsner journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={538-44}
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) accounts for 20%-30% of cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and is the most commonly recognized cause of infectious diarrhea in healthcare settings. The incidence of CDI is rising, while the effectiveness of antibiotics for treatment decreases with recurrent episodes. The use of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for cure of CDI has been reported since 1958, and the worldwide cure rate is reported to be 93%. We report our experience with… CONTINUE READING