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Benefits Of Fecal Transplants Highlighted In New Study
2013-01-17 11:03:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s difficult to turn down promising options when you have a debilitating or chronic illness. It´s completely daft to turn your nose up at an option for treatment when your life is on the line. Medical science, as it often does, is once again pushing the boundaries of what that layman perceives as a last-ditch treatment option. According to a new paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) this...

2013-01-09 12:35:19

A synthetic "poop" developed at the University of Guelph can cure nasty gastrointestinal infections caused by Clostridium difficile, a toxin-producing bacterium. A study on the artificial stool was published today in the inaugural issue of Microbiome, a new peer-reviewed science journal. The stool — a "super-probiotic" called RePOOPulate — was created by Guelph microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe to replace human fecal matter used in stool transplants, a known treatment for C....

Another Successful Poop Transplant
2012-09-26 20:20:27

John Neumann for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Kaitlin Hunter of Marietta GA, after a near-fatal auto accident, found herself fighting for her life against a clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection in her colon due to the June 2011 car crash. Emergency crews had to cut Hunter from her dad´s car and then she was flown to a hospital, where she found herself recovering for weeks afterwards from a fractured spine, lacerated liver and colon, and 10 broken toes. In the...

2012-05-22 02:07:30

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have found that some patients appear to be more predisposed for recurrent infection from the bacterium Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, and that it may advance to a more serious inflammatory condition in those individuals. These findings are being presented via poster during Digestive Disease Week, Monday, May 21, 2012, in San, Diego. Mary Beth Yacyshyn, PhD, an adjunct assistant professor in division of digestive diseases, says researchers...

2012-04-30 19:52:30

A synthetic mixture of intestinal bacteria could one day replace stool transplants as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) A synthetic mixture of intestinal bacteria could one day replace stool transplants as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). C. difficile is a toxin-producing bacteria that can overpopulate the colon when antibiotics eradicate other, naturally protective bacteria living there. "A synthetic stool transplant has a lot of potential...

2012-03-14 20:59:33

Fecal transplantation through colonoscopy is an effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Additionally, the mortality rate in this study does not appear to be greater than in some previously reported series, suggesting that fecal transplantation itself seems to be a rather safe procedure. CDI is a common cause of both community- and...


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