• Fecal transplantation, vancomycin superior for recurrent C. diff

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    A combination of fecal microbiota transplantation and vancomycin was superior to fidaxomicin or vancomycin alone for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, according to research published in Gastroenterology.
    Christian L. Hvas , MD, PhD, of the department of hepatology and gastroenterology at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues wrote that while previous studies have shown the benefit of FMT for the treatment of CDI, it has not been compared with oral antibiotics.
    “The occurrence of CDI is increasing both in hospital settings and in the community, and
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