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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Imbalanced Gut

Author: Noah H. Carpenter, MD

CE: 2 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 80 reviews

Course Summary

Patients who are diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disease are conventionally treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. Some patients do not respond to antibiotics. These patients may have developed resistance to medication aimed at eradicating invasive microorganisms that are destroying their natural flora and harming the health of the host. They may have repeated gut infections that are severe, causing debilitating symptoms. These patients with severe, repeated gut infections were often limited to surgical resection of the diseased area of the gut. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) provides another option for patients who have not responded to other more conventional forms of treatment. Fecal microbiota transplantation is currently provided at numerous healthcare facilities as an accepted practice for these patients The research and data extracted from large and smaller observational studies suggest growing support for FMT with increasing evidence of its success as a recommended option in varied cases.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Microbes and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
  2. The Evolution and Progress of FMT
  3. FMT Indication and Use
  4. GI and Other Conditions Treated by FMT
    1. Clostridium Difficile
    2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    3. Other Chronic Conditions
  5. FMT Procedure
  6. Case Study: FMT for Reprogramming Gut Microbiota
    1. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
    2. Case Discussion
  7. Summary

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