HARTFORD, CONN., Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Connecticut Children's Medical Center will hold a webinar on fecal transplantation on Monday, January 26 from 12:15-1:15PM. The webinar will be presented by Zev Davidovics, MD of the Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology & Nutrition.

With a 90% success rate, fecal transplants are changing the lives of children and adults living with chronic and fleeting digestive health issues. The breakthrough procedure transfers the good bacteria of a healthy donor to the patient experiencing symptoms. Since 2013, Dr. Davidovics has performed this lifesaving treatment on two children suffering from Clostridium Difficile Colitis, with impressive results.
The webinar is designed to help physicians better understand fecal transplantation and how it can be used to treat children with symptoms of gastrointestinal infections and diseases and will include:

• History and brief overview of fecal transplant procedures
• Evaluation and screening guidelines for prospective candidates
• Case studies illustrating and measuring effectiveness

A Q &A session will follow. To register for this free webinar, please visit

About Dr. Davidovics:

Zev Davidovics, MD, joined the Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology and Nutrition at Connecticut Children's in August 2012. Dr. Davidovics came to Connecticut Children's from Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Children's Hospital, where he completed his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. He graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University with his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, and earned his medical degree from Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Davidovics is board certified in pediatrics, and is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Gastroenterology Association and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

About Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children's hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Named among the best in the nation for two of its pediatric specialties in the annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, Connecticut Children's is the only free-standing children's hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. Our pediatric services are available at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, with neonatal intensive care units at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, along with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, five specialty care centers and 11 other locations across the state. Connecticut Children's has a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties.

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Source:Connecticut Childrens Medical Center