Poo transplants better than antibiotics

It’s official. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) works better than antibiotics for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD).

And the frozen product is just as effective as the fresh.

But whether it should be administered through the nose or the colon is yet to be determined, as is the best type of donor.

This is according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of FMT for CDAD. The Canadian researchers say they “can be reasonably confident that FMT is effective” because it does a better job than vancomycin.