Conquering Diseases

Study Of Fecal Transplant For The Treatment Of Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection

Description

Seeking people whose recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection has not responded to standard antibiotic treatments for a study to see if fecal microbiota transplantation is effective for treating C. diff infection.

Overview

Some doctors have had success taking stool samples from healthy donors and transplanting them into the colon of a patient with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection. The good bacteria from the stool sample of the healthy donor may help restore the balance of bacteria in the gut of the volunteer with C. diff. The stool samples for this study will be collected from a pre-screened healthy donor, either one recommended by the volunteer with C.diff or from a commercial vendor.

What we're hoping for

We hope to collect data that will help us evaluate whether the investigational fecal transplant procedure is effective for treating C. diff infection.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03562741

 Principal Investigator

Krunal  Patel, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Study Contact

Anne  Foley

Anne.foley@umassmemorial.org

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989