@sswonger and @losthope, how interesting that you both have been or are involved in research about C. difficile. Great to have you in this discussion.
@sswonger, the info you provided is in reference to probiotics after fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and helps answer @judik's question about taking probiotics after FMT or not.
@losthope, did you take probiotics while on antibiotics? How long?
@mhi, if I understand correctly, you're asking about the effectiveness of taking probiotics after treatment with antibiotics. In this video, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray, discusses the benefits of probiotics on Mayo Clinic Radio, namely:
– Probiotic dietary supplements
– Difference between prebiotics and probiotics
– Fecal microbiota transplant
– Mayo Clinic's ongoing initiative in the area of microbiome research
Skip to 15:00 to hear Dr. Murray talk about C difficile.