Journal article

Australian consensus statements for the regulation, production and use of faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice

Craig Haifer, Colleen R Kelly, Sudarshan Paramsothy, David Andresen, Lito E Papanicolas, Genevieve L McKew, Thomas J Borody, Michael Kamm, Samuel P Costello, Jane M Andrews, Jakob Begun, Hiu Tat Chan, Susan Connor, Simon Ghaly, Paul DR Johnson, Daniel A Lemberg, Ramesh Paramsothy, Andrew Redmond, Harsha Sheorey, David van der Poorten Show all

Gut | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has proved to be an extremely effective treatment for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, and there is interest in its potential application in other gastrointestinal and systemic diseases. However, the recent death and episode of septicaemia following FMT highlights the need for further appraisal and guidelines on donor evaluation, production standards, treatment facilities and acceptable clinical indications. DESIGN: For these consensus statements, a 24-member multidisciplinary working group voted online and then convened in-person, using a modified Delphi approach to formulate and refine a series of recommendations based on best..

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