Bacterial and Fungal Infections

Kevin Garey, IDWeek 2021: Limitations of Current Treatment Approaches for Recurrent C difficile Infections

Published Online: October 22nd 2021

We had the great pleasure of meeting with Prof. Kevin Garey (University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA) to discuss the health burden of C difficile infections, and the limitations of current treatment approaches. Watch Part 2 of the interview here.

The abstract entitled: ‘The Impact of Investigational Purified Microbiome Therapeutic SER-109 on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of Patients with Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection (rCDI) in ECOSPOR III, a Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial’ was presented at IDWeek 2021 (Virtual), 28 September – 3 October 2021.

Questions:

  1. Could you give us an overview of the health burden of C difficile infections? (0:12)
  2. What are the limitations of current approaches to treating recurrent C difficile infections? (0:39)

Disclosures: Kevin Garey has research grants paid to his university from Seres Therapeutics.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Katey Gabrysch.

Filmed as a highlight of IDWeek, Virtual 2021

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