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Fecal transplant against relapsing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in 32 patients.
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PMID:  22468996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) with frequent watery stools, sometimes with painful bowel movements, fever and sickness, is probably the major known cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis, most probably depending on a disruption of the normal intestinal balance in the microbiome. In this study, we have inoculated a mixture of fecal microbes - as an enema - originating from a healthy Scandinavian middle-aged donor, regularly re-cultivated under strict anaerobic conditions for more than 10 years, to 32 patients. Twenty-two patients (69%) were durably cured. In those patients receiving the transplant by colonoscopy, four out of five were cured. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a fecal culture of microbes has retained the possibility for years to cure a substantial number of patients with CDAD.
Christina Jorup-Rönström; Anders Håkanson; Staffan Sandell; Ove Edvinsson; Tore Midtvedt; Anna-Karin Persson; Elisabeth Norin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Stockholm South General Hospital , Sjukhusbacken 10, Stockholm , Sweden.
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