Journal article

Gastroenterologist perceptions of faecal microbiota transplantation

Sudarshan Paramsothy, Alissa J Walsh, Thomas Borody, Douglas Samuel, Johan van den Bogaerde, Rupert WL Leong, Susan Connor, Watson Ng, Hazel M Mitchell, Nadeem O Kaakoush, Michael A Kamm

World Journal of Gastroenterology | BAISHIDENG PUBLISHING GROUP INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: To explore gastroenterologist perceptions towards and experience with faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). METHODS: A questionnaire survey consisting of 17 questions was created to assess gastroenterologists' attitude towards and experience with FMT. This was anonymously distributed in hard copy format amongst attendees at gastroenterology meetings in Australia between October 2013 and April 2014. Basic descriptive statistical analyses were performed. RESULTS: Fifty-two clinicians participated. Twenty one percent had previously referred patients for FMT, 8% more than once. Ninety percent would refer patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) for FMT if easily available, 37%..

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