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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Vancomycin for Recurrent C difficile

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The combination of vancomycin and fecal microbiota transplantation was found to be superior to fidaxomicin or vancomycin in the treatment of patients with recurrent Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI), according to a study published in Gastroenterology. This randomized, single-center trial was designed to compare the efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation with that of fidaxomicin…
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Probiotics Not Beneficial for Preventing Gestational Diabetes in Overweight, Obese Women

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In overweight and obese women, administering probiotics during the second trimester of pregnancy did not reduce the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Researchers conducted the Study of Probiotics In Gestation (SPRING), a prospective,double-blind, randomized controlled trial of probiotics vs placebo, to analyze whether probiotics prevented GDM…

Assessing the Outcome of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Strategy in Primary Care

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Evaluation of a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening outreach strategy by mailed invitation for either fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or colonoscopy revealed that more primary care patients chose FIT, according to a study published in Preventive Medicine. Researchers conducted post-hoc analyses of data collected from a trial of CRC screening outreach. Patients who were not up-to-date with CRC screening…
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