Systematic review with meta-analysis: the efficacy of faecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent and refractory Clostridium difficile infection.

@article{Quraishi2017SystematicRW,
  title={Systematic review with meta-analysis: the efficacy of faecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent and refractory Clostridium difficile infection.},
  author={M N Quraishi and Monika M Widlak and Neeraj Bhala and David A J Moore and Malcolm James Price and Neil R Sharma and T Iqbal},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2017},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={479-493}
}
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the commonest nosocomial cause of diarrhoea. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an approved treatment for recurrent or refractory CDI but there is uncertainty about its use. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of FMT in treating recurrent and refractory CDI and investigate outcomes from modes of delivery and preparation. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, trial registers… CONTINUE READING

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