Fecal microbiota transplants improve cognitive impairment caused by severe liver disease

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:01 in Health & Medicine

Fecal transplantation of bacteria from one healthy donor into patients that suffer from hepatic encephalopathy, is safe and improves cognitive function compared with standard of care treatment for the condition, new research concludes. The study results also demonstrated that the number of hospitalizations following fecal transplantation plus antibiotics was two, compared to the standard of care arm, which was 11.

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