Seeking Patients Who Have Had Three or More Recurrences With a C. difficile Infection

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3 April 2014

Dr. Tanvi Dhere, MD and Dr. Colleen Kraft, MD at Emory University are currently working with a company testing a set of encapsulated fecal transplants (to swallow) for treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection.  

The first phase (15 patients) has been completed and patients showed a good response.  The delivery is ideal for many patients with C. difficile infection who are elderly and with multiple comorbidities who may have difficulty with colonoscopy.  

We are looking for patients who are on their third or more recurrence of C. difficile infection.

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are ineligible.

 If you have any potential patients, please have them contact Dr. Colleen Kraft at 404-712-8889 (USA) or email:   colleen.kraft@emory.edu.

*Patients please contact Dr. Colleen Kraft directly via: email for additional information and consideration.  Also,  participants must be willing to travel to Atlanta for 4 study visits

Thank you.

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