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Latest Fecal bacteriotherapy Stories

2014-04-25 09:18:08

A pilot study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may lead to greater availability and acceptability of an unusual treatment for a serious medical problem – use of fecal material from healthy donors to treat recurrent diarrhea caused by the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria.

2013-12-04 16:01:15

Infants and toddlers frequently carry toxigenic Clostridium difficile, usually with no harm to themselves, but can serve as a reservoir and spread the bacteria to adults in whom it can cause severe disease.

Poop Pill Cures Intestinal Infections
2013-10-04 12:24:35

A Canadian doctor has developed a way to transfer healthy bacteria from stool samples and encapsulate them in pill form to treat intestinal infections.

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

According to a new study, when antibiotics aren’t enough to cure recurring infections from Clostridium difficile bacteria, a fecal transplant may do the job.

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.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).