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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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Fecal transplant: sustainable colonization

Fecal transplant sustainably changes the intestinal microbiota in patients with recurring Clostridium difficile infection.   That is what American researchers have concluded  after monitoring for a period of two years patients who had received a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). Unt...
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C. difficile infection: studying the role of the virome

Fecal transplant is a known treatment for Clostridium difficile (CD) infections, especially for antibiotic-resistant cases, with a success rate of almost 90%. During the transfer of the fecal microbiota, it is not only the bacterial microbiota from a healthy subject that is implanted in the recipien...
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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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