SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and works as a Assistant Professor.
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It’s important for nurses to be knowledgeable about alternative treatment modalities. Fecal Microbial Transplant (FMT) is a well-accepted practice for the treatment of C. diff, however in the U.S. it is still typically used only after multiple rounds of antibiotics have been used, despite the 90% cure rate of FMT compared to the 30% cure rate with antibiotics. This article uses a case study to present how FMT can be used to treat CDI as well as controversy surrounding FMT. It’s an exciting time for microbiome research. There are implications for the use of FMT with colitis, IBS, obesity, depression, autism, cancer and diabetes. This is the first in a series about the gut biome, also known as the microbiome and its impact on our health and well-being.
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