Early Results of FMT for IBD -Any Efficacy?

As more data emerges on fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for inflammatory bowel disease in well-designed trials, it is not clear if FMT will be effective.  A summary of some recent abstracts is available at this link to Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News: Fecal Transplants for IBD Show Mixed Results in Trials

One trial with 53 patients with mild to moderate UC (27 randomized to FMT, 26 to placebo) once weekly for six weeks showed similar results in both groups with 7 FMT patients and 8 placebo recipients experiencing improvement of at least 30% in their Mayo scores.  Dr. Lawrence Brandt said, “It may be that we need to look at the patient’s unique bacterial composition and determine which organisms need to be replaced and formulate FMT accordingly.”

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