Brigham Bookshelf: June 2021
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6 Ds of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A Primer from Decision to Discharge and Beyond
Brigham Author: Jessica Allegretti
A practical handbook on fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), The 6 Ds of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A Primer from Decision to Discharge and Beyond provides a clinical framework for understanding and administering this treatment as safely and effectively as possible. FMT has emerged as a promising treatment for C. difficile infection (CDI), and Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, of the Division of Gastroenterology, provides an educational resource on the topic through the six-part framework outlined in the book. Allegretti and co-contributors have collectively cared for thousands of patients suffering from recurrent CDI who have benefitted from FMT. The guide, which begins with introductory information on the microbiome and the history of FMT, provides practical tools, clinical pearls, and answers to frequently asked questions. Its step-by-step checklist for administering FMT helps clinicians understand the treatment from decision to donor, discussion, delivery, discharge and discovery.
One by One by One
Brigham author: Aaron Berkowitz, MD, PhD, formerly the founding Director of the Brigham’s Global Neurology Program
One by One by One tells the story of a young American neurologist’s struggle to make a difference in Haiti by treating one patient—a story of social justice, clashing cultures, and what it means to treat strangers as members of our family.
Aaron Berkowitz, MD, PhD, had just finished his neurology training at the Brigham and Mass General when he was sent to Haiti on his first assignment with Partners In Health. There, he meets Janel, a 23-year-old man with the largest brain tumor Berkowitz or any of his neurosurgeon colleagues at Harvard Medical School have ever seen. Determined to live up to Partners In Health’s mission statement “to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need,” Berkowitz tries to save Janel’s life by bringing him back to Boston for a 12-hour surgery. In One by One by One, Berkowitz traces what he learns and grapples with as a young doctor trying to bridge the gap between one of the world’s richest countries and one of the world’s poorest to make the first big save of his medical career.