Fresh Versus Frozen Versus Lyophilized Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Gangwani, Manesh K; Aziz, Muhammad; Aziz, Abeer; Priyanka, Fnu; Weissman, Simcha; Phan, Khiem; Dahiya, Du S; Ahmed, Zohaib; Sohail, Amir H; Lee-Smith, Wade; Kamal, Faisal; Javaid, Toseef; Nawras, Ali; Hart, Benjamin


  • Clostridium difficile Infection is a significant source of morbidity and mortality, which is on the rise. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is an alternative therapy to antibiotics with a high success rate and low relapse rate. Current data regarding the efficacy of the types of FMT used, namely fresh, frozen, and lyophilized is conflicting. Our review attempts to consolidate this data and highlight the most efficacious treatment currently available.


publication date

  • 2023

published in

start page

  • 239

end page

  • 245


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