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|Title:||Faecal microbiota transplantation for severe Clostridium difficile infection in the intensive care unit.||Austin Authors:||Trubiano, Jason A ;Gardiner, Bradley;Kwong, Jason C ;Ward, Peter;Testro, Adam G ;Charles, Patrick G P||Affiliation:||Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia||Issue Date:||1-Feb-2013||Publication information:||European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; 25(2): 255-7||Abstract:||We describe a case of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) used for severe binary toxin-positive Clostridium difficile infection in an intensive care setting. The patient was admitted to the ICU of a tertiary hospital and failed traditional maximal pharmacological management. Adjunctive therapy with FMT given through gastroscopy resulted in resolution of the C. difficile-related symptoms. Although there is a growing experience with FMT for recurrent C. difficile infection, published evidence in severe disease is very limited. In a landscape of increasingly severe C. difficile infection, adjunctive FMT may be considered a useful early treatment option.||Gov't Doc #:||23117471||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11603||DOI:||10.1097/MEG.0b013e32835b2da9||URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23117471||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Aged
Combined Modality Therapy
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