Outcomes and Data Collection for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridium DifficileLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Same as current
- Clostridium Difficile Infection
- Clostridium Difficile Infection Recurrence
- Not Applicable
- Allocation: N/AIntervention Model: Single Group AssignmentMasking: None (Open Label)Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Between 16 years and 125 years
- Both males and females
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves administering fecal material from a healthy individual into the gastrointestinal tract of the patient. This has been done in the past for recurrent colitis secondary to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) using different methods such as through nasog...
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves administering fecal material from a healthy individual into the gastrointestinal tract of the patient. This has been done in the past for recurrent colitis secondary to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) using different methods such as through nasogastric tube, fecal retention enemas, and by colonoscopy. This method of treatment was introduced over 50 years ago with high success rates, although it has not been until recent that more case studies have been performed, with continued success rates of approximately 90%. Studies have found this therapy to be effective with resolution of symptoms in most patients, and have found it to be both cost effective and safe. The purpose of this study is to use a standardized published protocol for fecal microbiota transplantation performed by colonoscopy and record the success rate and outcomes of FMT therapy for patients with recurrent CDI at the UMassMemorial Medical Center. In addition, the cost of this therapy will be compared to conventional antibiotic treatment. The reduction in hospitalizations will also be monitored compared with historical controls. The hypothesis of this study is that FMT therapy will show resolution of infection in most patients with recurrent CDI, with an overall reduction in cost to the hospital for recurrent admissions for Clostridium difficile colitis as compared to historical controls. Historical controls will be defined as patients with recurrent positive Clostridium difficile stool samples treated in the traditional fashion with antibiotics.
- NCT #
- Not Provided
- Principal Investigator: Krunal Patel UMass Medical School