• Fecal microbiota transplant improves brain function in hepatic encephalopathy

    7 days ago - By Healio

    PARIS - Patients who underwent fecal microbiota transplant for recurrent hepatic encephalopathy had a lower risk for hospitalization and showed improve gut microbiome and brain function, according to this exclusive interview from the International Liver Congress 2018.
    “These were patients... who actually had multiple episodes of encephalopathy,” Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, from the Virginia Commonwealth University, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “We sought to treat the dysbiosis - which means the unbalanced gut microbiota - by a stool transplant
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