Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Veterans with Cirrhosis|
Jasmohan S Bajaj
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||Clinical Science R&D
|| April 2019 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
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Liver cirrhosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Veterans, primarily due to complications such as ascites and hepatic encephalopathy (HE). HE is linked with a systemic pro-inflammatory milieu propagated by an impaired intestinal barrier and gut dysbiosis. Despite maximal therapy (lactulose/rifaximin), a significant proportion of Veterans have HE that continues to recur, which is a major burden on their caregivers and VHA system. We have recently published a small randomized trial o...
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