• FMT a cost-effective treatment for recurrent C. difficile

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Fecal microbiota transplantation appears to be a cost-effective treatment for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, but not for the initial incidence of CDI, according to findings from a systematic review published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
    “The major problem with CDI is that, despite adequate antibiotic therapy, 10% to 30% of patients will experience a recurrence, with the risk approaching 60% after the third episode,” Virginie Nerich, PharmD, PhD, from the department of pharmacy at University Hospital of Besançon, and colleagues
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