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Hepatic encephalopathy: oral fecal microbiota transplant shows good tolerability

A phase 1 clinical trial showed that oral fecal microbiota capsules were well tolerated by patients with cirrhosis and prone to developing hepatic encephalopathy.   Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a complication of liver failure and symptoms include more or less severe, sometimes irreversi...

Is fecal transplant a solution to prevent antibiotic resistance in immunocompromised patients?

According to a French-Italian study, the efficacy and safety of fecal microbiota transplant have been confirmed for the treatment of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections, even in immunocompromised patients.   “One of the greatest threats against global health, food safety, and develo...

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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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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