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Why is it so difficult to evaluate faecal microbiota transplantation as a treatment for ulcerative colitis?

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Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has recently re-emerged as a viable therapeutic option for colonic disorders. Its efficacy has been proved in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection which has encouraged research into the use of FMT for other disorders involving gut dysbiosis, such as ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by relapsing and remitting colonic inflammation. Although the FMT protocol for C. difficile treatment is well established, th...

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10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.209

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Publisher:
Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases
Journal:
Intestinal Research More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
209-215
Publication date:
2018-04-30
Acceptance date:
2017-09-06
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EISSN:
2288-1956
ISSN:
1598-9100
Pmid:
29743833
Language:
English
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pubs:853079
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2018-05-22

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