Five years of fecal microbiota transplantation - an update of the Israeli experience
Sharon A Greenberg, Nathaniel A Cohen, Naomi Fliss-Isakov, Nitsan Maharshak, Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6423906, Israel
Ilan Youngster, Assaf Harofe Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel
Dan M Livovsky, Kalman Paz, Digestive Diseases Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem 91031, Israel
Jacob Strahilevitz, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah-Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Eran Israeli, Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Hadassah-Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Ehud Melzer, Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Nitsan Maharshak, Bacteriotherapy Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6423906, Israel
Author contributions: All authors helped to perform the research; Greenberg SA contributed to collecting data, data analysis and writing the manuscript; Youngster I, Livovsky DM, Melzer E and Paz K contributed to performing procedures and data collection; Cohen NA contributed to data collection and writing the manuscript; Strahilevitz J contributed to data collection; Israeli E contributed to performing procedures; Fliss-Isakov N contributed to data analysis; Maharshak N contributed to drafting conception and design, performing procedures, writing the manuscript and data collection.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the institutional review board of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was obtained from the patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have checked the manuscript according to STROBE checklist.
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Corresponding author to: Nitsan Maharshak, MD, Chief Doctor, Director, Doctor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv 6423906, Israel. email@example.com
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Received: August 10, 2018
Peer-review started: August 10, 2018
First decision: October 24, 2018
Revised: November 26, 2018
Accepted: December 6, 2018
Article in press: December 6, 2018
Published online: December 21, 2018