Fecal #Microbiota Transplant is Highly Effective in Real-World Practice: Initial Results from the FMT National Registry

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is commonly used for treatment of C. difficile infections (CDI), although prospective safety data are limited and real-world FMT practice and outcomes are not well described. The FMT National Registry was designed to assess FMT methods and both safety and effectiveness outcomes from North American FMT providers.. ..Of the first 259 participants enrolled at 20 sites, 222 have completed short-term follow-up … Continue reading Fecal #Microbiota Transplant is Highly Effective in Real-World Practice: Initial Results from the FMT National Registry

Vitamin #D sufficiency, a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D at least 30 ng/mL reduced risk for adverse clinical outcomes in patients with #COVID-19 infection

..Based on CDC criteria, among our study patients, 74% had severe COVID-19 infection and 32.8% were vitamin D sufficient. After adjusting for confounding factors, there was a significant association between vitamin D sufficiency and reduction in clinical severity, inpatient mortality serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and an increase in lymphocyte percentage. Only 9.7% of patients older than 40 years who were vitamin D sufficient … Continue reading Vitamin #D sufficiency, a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D at least 30 ng/mL reduced risk for adverse clinical outcomes in patients with #COVID-19 infection