View Full Version : Hope Remains for Fecal Transplant in Ulcerative Colitis

Fri 27th June '14, 12:01am
Caroline Helwick
May 09, 2014
CHICAGO — Although results from the first randomized placebo-controlled trial of fecal microbiota transplant in patients with active ulcerative colitis are negative, study investigators remain convinced that it can be effective in some patients.
"There was a trend toward benefit in our study, but it was modest," said investigator Paul Moayyedi, MD, from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
"I am an evidence-based medicine guy. In those terms, this is a negative study. That being said, it does not mean this is completely negative," he told Medscape Medical News.
Dr. Moayyedi presented results for the first 61 of an anticipated 130 patients to complete the trial here at Digestive Disease Week 2014.