Q&A With Colleen Kelly, MD, From Brown Alpert Medical School: Fecal Microbiota Transplant Moves Into Mainstream Treatment for C-Difficie

What once was viewed to be an unscientific approach to help treat C-difficile, fecal microbiota transplant has become not only an accepted method of treatment, but also the preferred method in many patients.

What once was viewed to be an unscientific approach to help treat C-difficile, fecal microbiota transplant has become not only an accepted method of treatment, but also the preferred method in many patients.

Colleen Kelly discussed the procedure during the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine meeting in Boston. As the procedure has developed it has become easier for doctors outside of gastroenterology to handle the transplants in some cases. Kelly said it is important that the donor for the transplant is properly screened to ensure ultimate success.