Fecal transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in older adults: a review.

@article{Burke2013FecalTF,
  title={Fecal transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in older adults: a review.},
  author={Kristin E. Burke and John Thomas Lamont},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 8},
  pages={1394-8}
}
Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common nosocomial infection that has a large effect on morbidity and quality of life in older adults in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Because antibiotics are often unsuccessful in curing this disease, fecal transplantation has emerged as a second-line therapy for treatment of recurrent CDI. A comprehensive literature search of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science regarding fecal transplantation for CDI was performed to further… CONTINUE READING
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