Fecal Microbiota Transplantation clinical trials at UC Health
2 in progress, 1 open to new patients
open to all eligible people
A national data registry of patients receiving fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) or other gut-related-microbiota products designed to prospectively assess short and long-term safety and effectiveness
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Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are bacteria that have become resistant to carbapenems by producing enzymes that break down carbapenems. The prevalence of CRE continues to rise globally but the treatment options are extremely limited. In case series, isolation of CRE from any site, whether there is clinical infection or not, has been associated with all-cause hospital mortality ranging from 29% to 52%. There are no known methods for reliably decolonizing gastrointestinal (GI) CRE. In rare case reports, fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) has successfully eradicated gastrointestinal colonization of CRE, but there has been no larger study further investigating this. FMT via oral capsules is the least invasive method and has demonstrated efficacy and short-term safety in treating patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. Therefore, the investigators propose this pilot study to determine the effectiveness of oral capsule fecal transplantation in the decolonization of gastrointestinal CRE.