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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Vancomycin for Recurrent C difficile


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…

Taking probiotics linked to weight loss.

Probiotics Not Beneficial for Preventing Gestational Diabetes in Overweight, Obese Women


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…

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