Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Now and in the Future

For patients with C. difficile infection, fecal micriobiota transplantation may be their best bet when medication is not effective. Even as transplant becomes a more accepted approach for treating C. diff infection, researchers are investigating other areas it can be applied to.

For patients with C. difficile infection, fecal micriobiota transplantation may be their best bet when medication is not effective. Even as transplant becomes a more accepted approach for treating C. diff infection, researchers are investigating other areas it can be applied to.

Zain Kassam, MD, MPH, FRCPC, the Chief Medical Officer for OpenBiome discussed how the treatment is applied in treatment now, how it is viewed by the US Food and Drug Administration, and how it might be used in the future during Digestive Disease Week 2015 in Washington, DC.