E. van Nood
- Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Clinical and experimental studies
- Award date
- 1 April 2015
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
In this thesis, several aspects of donor feces infusion, also called Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT), are investigated.
Historically, FMTs are given mainly for antibiotic associated diarrhea, caused by the anaerobic bacteria Clostridium difficile. Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are mostly seen as secondary infection in patients who are initially admitted and treated with broad spectrum antibiotics for other illnesses. An ultimatum refugium is often found in a donor feces infusion, in which a suspension of feces from a healthy, screened donor is infused in the bowel.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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