Q&A With Karen Madsen From University of Alberta: Using Fecal Transplant to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Fecal microbiota transplant has been used to treat patients with c-diff for a while now but one of the biggest questions is what else can it do. A recent study looked at using the procedure to remove antibiotic resistant genes.

Fecal microbiota transplant has been used to treat patients with c-diff for a while now but one of the biggest questions is what else can it do. A recent study looked at using the procedure to remove antibiotic resistant genes.

Karen Madsen, PhD, from the University of Alberta discussed the results of a study on the topic at Digestive Disease Week in Washington, DC. Madsen said with antibiotic resistance being a growing problem this procedure could help "get rid of these bugs," and allow patients to receive the treatment they need.