Scientific frontiers in faecal microbiota transplantation: joint document of Asia-Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) and Asia-Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE)
Siew C Ng, Michael A Kamm, Yun Kit Yeoh, Paul KS Chan, Tao Zuo, Whitney Tang, Ajit Sood, Akira Andoh, Naoki Ohmiya, Yongjian Zhou, Choon Jin Ooi, Varocha Mahachai, Chun-Ying Wu, Faming Zhang, Kentaro Sugano, Francis KL Chan
Gut | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: The underlying microbial basis, predictors of therapeutic outcome and active constituent(s) of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) mediating benefit remain unknown. An international panel of experts presented key elements that will shape forthcoming FMT research and practice. DESIGN: Systematic search was performed, FMT literature was critically appraised and a 1-day round-table discussion was conducted to derive expert consensus on key issues in FMT research. RESULTS: 16 experts convened and discussed five questions regarding (1) the role of donor and recipient microbial (bacteria, viruses, fungi) parameters in FMT; (2) methods to assess microbiota alterations; (3) concept of..View full abstract
Funding from the Center for Gut Microbiota Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to support the Frontiers Meeting in Hong Kong, and Martin Ho (Imperial College London) for his input in the section on new deliveries of FMT.