All publications of “Ricardo Leite Ganc”

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Fecal microbiota transplant by push enteroscopy to treat diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile

Arnaldo José Ganc, Ricardo Leite Ganc, Sílvia Mansur Reimão, Alberto Frisoli Junior, Jacyr Pasternak

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015MD3106

ABSTRACTClostridium difficile is the major etiological agent of pseudomembranous colitis and is found in up to 20% of adult inpatients. The recommended treatment is antibiotic therapy with metronidazole and/or vancomycin. However, the recurrence rate may reach up to 25% and it increases in each episode. The newest alternative to treat diarrhea due to recurrent Clostridium difficile is fecal microbiota transplantation. The procedure was performed in 12 patients, with a 6-month follow-up on 10 of them. Of the ten cases, bacterial […]