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Fecal transplant and recurrent Clostridium difficile infections: bacteriophages are necessary in donors

According to a Canadian study, the diversity and relative abundance in donors’ bacteriophages seem to have an impact on the success of fecal transplants in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.   Despite the positive results obtained with fecal microbiota transplants (...
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Success of fecal transplant is conditioned by intestinal mycobiota

Proliferation of an opportunistic yeast in the intestines could be the cause of fecal transplant failure in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infections. Outcome might be improved by reversing fungal dysbiosis.   In ten years, fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) have led to recovery r...
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Bacteriophages play a key role in the eradication of Clostridium difficile

Treatment of Clostridium difficile infections was given new momentum by the progress of fecal microbiota transplants. Researchers from the University of Hong-Kong have demonstrated the little-known role of bacteriophages in this procedure.   Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) has demonstra...
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Antibiotic-associated diarrhea

Antibiotics, by disturbing the intestinal microbiota, can cause more-or-less severe diarrhea.
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Fecal transplants

Fecal transplant consists of implanting a healthy microbiota through natural passages into a patient to restore their microbial ecosystem. Fecal transplant is an intervention that has been known and practiced for a long time, since the first signs of its use appear in China in the 4th century. Ho...
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