Consensus report : faecal microbiota transfer - clinical applications and procedures

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Koenig , J , Siebenhaar , A , Hoegenauer , C , Arkkila , P , Nieuwdorp , M , Noren , T , Ponsioen , C Y , Rosien , U , Rossen , N G , Satokari , R , Stallmach , A , de Vos , W , Keller , J & Brummer , R J 2017 , ' Consensus report : faecal microbiota transfer - clinical applications and procedures ' , Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics , vol. 45 , no. 2 , pp. 222-239 .

Title: Consensus report : faecal microbiota transfer - clinical applications and procedures
Author: Koenig, J.; Siebenhaar, A.; Hoegenauer, C.; Arkkila, P.; Nieuwdorp, M.; Noren, T.; Ponsioen, C. Y.; Rosien, U.; Rossen, N. G.; Satokari, R.; Stallmach, A.; de Vos, W.; Keller, J.; Brummer, R. J.
Contributor organization: Department of Medicine
Gastroenterologian yksikkö
Research Programs Unit
Airi Palva / Principal Investigator
Willem Meindert Vos de / Principal Investigator
Reetta Maria Satokari / Principal Investigator
Immunobiology Research Program
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology
de Vos & Salonen group
HUS Abdominal Center
Date: 2017-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
ISSN: 0269-2813
Abstract: Background Faecal microbiota transplantation or transfer (FMT) aims at replacing or reinforcing the gut microbiota of a patient with the microbiota from a healthy donor. Not many controlled or randomised studies have been published evaluating the use of FMT for other diseases than Clostridium difficile infection, making it difficult for clinicians to decide on a suitable indication. Aim To provide an expert consensus on current clinical indications, applications and methodological aspects of FMT. Methods Well-acknowledged experts from various countries in Europe have contributed to this article. After literature review, consensus has been achieved by repetitive circulation of the statements and the full manuscript among all authors with intermittent adaptation to comments (using a modified Delphi process). Levels of evidence and agreement were rated according to the GRADE system. Consensus was defined a priori as agreement by at least 75% of the authors. Results Key recommendations include the use of FMT in recurrent C. difficile infection characterised by at least two previous standard treatments without persistent cure, as well as its consideration in severe and severe-complicated C. difficile infection as an alternative to total colectomy in case of early failure of antimicrobial therapy. FMT in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and metabolic syndrome should only be performed in research settings. Conclusions Faecal microbiota transplantation or transfer is a promising treatment for a variety of diseases in which the intestinal microbiota is disturbed. For indications other than C. difficile infection, more evidence is needed before more concrete recommendations can be made.
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
3111 Biomedicine
Peer reviewed: Yes
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