Lawrence Brandt, MD, on Fecal Microbiota Transplant Study, Part I
Feb 03, 2012 | Matthew Turowski
Lawrence Brandt, MD, professor of medicine and surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, discusses a study on the outcomes of fecal microbiota transplants on almost 100 patients across the country with refractory Clostridium difficile colitis. He explains that 91 percent of the patients experienced prompt relief. Including those who underwent a second transplant or a post-transplant course of medication, 98.3 percent of the patients experienced relief. This video was shot at the annual scientific conference of the American College of Gastroenterology.
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