Study finds stool transplants more effective than antibiotics for treating recurring, life-threatening gut infections

A new study, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and led by an Upstate Medical University professor, has found that compared with standard antibiotic treatment, stool transplantation can increase the number of people recovering from Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection, a condition that causes potentially life-threatening diarrhea. Within the study, 77% of people who received a stool transplant did not experience reinfection within eight weeks, compared to 40% of those who received antibiotics alone.

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