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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Ulcerative Colitis

Principal Investigator:  Steven Sandberg-­‐Lewis, ND & Mark Davis, ND

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is the process of transplanting a healthy person’s fecal microbes into a sick person for medical benefit. FMT has been used clinically in the United States for over fifty years, and has been used for ulcerative colitis (UC) for over twenty years.

This open label pilot study attempts to assess safety, feasibility, tolerability, and beneficial effects of a series of ten fecal slurry retention enemas followed by eight weekly re-infusions for patients with colonic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).