Patient attitudes toward the use of fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.

@article{Zipursky2012PatientAT,
  title={Patient attitudes toward the use of fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.},
  author={Jonathan Samuel Zipursky and Tivon I Sidorsky and Carolyn A Freedman and Misha N Sidorsky and Kathryn B. Kirkland},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={1652-8}
}
BACKGROUND Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), a safe, effective alternative therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), is infrequently used, in part because of an assumption that patients are unwilling to consider FMT because of its unappealing nature. METHODS Through a structured survey, including hypothetical case scenarios, we assessed patient perceptions of the aesthetics of FMT and their willingness to consider it as a treatment option, when presented with… CONTINUE READING