Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, C. diff or CDI) is a bacterium associated with the intake of antibiotics which causes diarrhoea. It is easily spread to others, both in hospital and a household environments. C. Diff infections are generally treated with antibiotics. Recurrent infection is successfully treated with faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), however the underlying mechanism of action is not well defined. This study identified a key role of the virome within the transferred...
In this episode Mairi McLean, Associate Editor of Gut journal, talks to Matias Avila and Carmen Berasai, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. They discuss their published paper "Fibroblast growth factor 15/19 (FGF15/19) protects from diet-induced hepatic steatosis: development of an FGF19-based chimeric molecule to promote fatty liver regeneration". Full article >> http://gut.bmj.com/content/66/10/1818.info
In this episode Mairi McLean, Associate Editor of Gut journal, talks to Fergus Shanahan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at University College Cork. They discuss his recent paper in Gut entitled "Feeding the microbiota: transducer of nutrient signals for the host" Full text - http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2017/06/29/gutjnl-2017-313872
In this episode Mairi McLean, Associate Editor of Gut journal, talks to Giovanni Cammarota and Gianluca Ianiro from the Agostino Gemelli University. They discuss the April editors choice paper "European consensus conference on faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice". Full paper >> http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2017/01/13/gutjnl-2016-313017
In this episode Mairi McLean talks to Professor Fock about his recently published paper; "Asia-Pacific consensus on the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: an update focusing on refractory reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus" Full paper >> http://gut.bmj.com/content/65/9/1402.full?sid=13ba6d1c-8c84-4ae9-9cd3-0bab0fa2b3a9
In this podcast Dr Mairi McLean talks to Professor Dirk Haller about his editors choice paper "Dysbiotic gut microbiota causes transmissible Crohn's disease-like ileitis independent of failure in antimicrobial defence." Read the full paper >> http://gut.bmj.com/content/65/2/225.full