fecal microbiota transplantation


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fecal microbiota transplantation

n.
A technique in which a preparation of healthy fecal matter is introduced into the intestinal tract of a person who has a multidrug-resistant Clostridium difficile infection or another severe gastrointestinal disorder in an attempt to restore the intestinal flora. Also called fecal bacteriotherapy.
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Successful treatment of severe sepsis and diarrhea after vagotomy utilizing fecal microbiota transplantation: a case report.
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There is emerging interest in the modulation of gut microbiota to induce benefits in inflammatory intestinal disorders, such as probiotic use, antibiotic treatment, and fecal microbiota transplantation. Although diet can significantly influence the composition of gut microbiota, clinical trials investigating the effects of dietary interventions on the gut microbiota of NAFLD patients are lacking.
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) was first reported formally in 1958 with treatment of pseudomembranous colitis [7].
As a result, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been considered as a potential method to rebalance gut microbiota, and its efficacy has been demonstrated in autism and epilepsy [9, 10].
The team at the University of Alberta, Canada, who conducted the study compared the two approaches - invasive colonoscopy and swallowing Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) as a sealed capsule - to come to their conclusion. 
The AGA Fecal Microbiota Transplantation National Registry will be the first study to assess both short and long-term patient outcomes associated with fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in both adults and children, Colleen Kelly, MD, said in an video interview, available at familypracticenews.com.
These parallel evaluations could aid medical decision-making regarding selection of antimicrobial agents or fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).