Lead Author: Dr. Dale Gerding
We accept written and spoken often on the force of fecal transplants in treating recurrent C. difficile infections. Wouldn’t it have existence great if there was a fashion to prevent recurrent CDI in the primeval place? What if “good” C. difficile strains that shortcoming toxin production genes could be used to ~right compete bad strains and prevent renewed CDI?
There is a new study lawful published in JAMA that evaluates the safety and efficacy of a nontoxigenic C. difficile exert M3 (VP20621; NTCD-M3) in preventing returning CDI in those patients initially treated by metronidazole and/or oral vancomycin. In the four-warfare of the phase 2, double-hoodwink placebo-controlled trial they compared patients given spoken liquid formulation of NTCD-M3, 10^4 spores/epoch for 7 days (n = 43), 10^7 spores/sunlight for 7 days (n = 44), or 10^7 spores/sunshine for 14 days (n = 42), or placebo by reason of 14 days (n = 44).
Recurrent CDI occurred in 13/43 (30%) of placebo patients and and nothing else 14/125 (11%) of patients treated with NTCD-M3 patients (odds ratio [OR], 0.28; 95% CI, 0.11-0.69; P = .006). Fecal colonization with the NTCD-M3 strain was reported in 69% of treated patients and was associated by lower recurrence: 2/86 (2%) return if colonized vs. 12/39 (31%) recurrence in treated but uncolonized patients (OR, 0.01; 95% CI, 0.00-0.05). Side goods such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and great side effects were actually higher in the placebo groups. If this smaller study’s findings are confirmed in larger trials, we may deserved have a new treatment for the interruption of recurrent CDI. Very cool.
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