Latest Fecal bacteriotherapy Stories

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...

Life Threatening Germ A Real Threat To Medical Facilities: CDC
2012-03-07 13:39:11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning all medical facilities about the danger of infections from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes health issues like diarrhea. The CDC posted a report in Vital Signs today, saying that the bacteria is not just a patient safety concern for hospitals, but for all types of medical facilities. The infection and subsequent death rates from C. difficile has climbed to historic highs in the past decade....

2012-02-09 07:43:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The deadly infection Clostridium difficile also known as C. difficile is known to be spread in hospitals upon contact with a C.diffile infected patient. A study is now reporting that only a small amount of cases of C.difficle are actually spread via contact from an already infected patient. These findings are important because the disease may not be controlled properly in a hospital setting using conventional strategies. In a study led by Professor Tim Peto of the...

2012-02-08 10:14:43

Contrary to current convention by which infection with the organism Clostridium difficile is regarded as an infection that is acquired by contact with symptomatic patients known to be infected with C. difficile, these may account for only a minority of new cases of the infection. These findings are important as they indicate that C. difficile infection, which can be fatal especially in older people, may not be effectively controlled by current hospital infection strategies. In a study led...

2012-01-27 09:57:03

Persistent bacterial infections can make a mess of our bowels and the usual treatment method of adding antibiotics usually causes even more disruptions. Researchers, however, are fine tuning a treatment that involves adding a sample of the stool of another which jump-starts the infected patients immune system, reports Kerry Grens for Reuters Health. The procedure is used primarily to treat patients with infections from the bacterium Clostridium difficile. “It´s unbelievably...

2011-06-02 15:56:26

The first study of the social and ethical issues associated with a provocative approach to treatment for ulcerative colitis has found that the majority of potential patients are eager for what is now called "fecal microbiota transplantation" to become available, although many have concerns about donor selection, screening, and methods of delivery. Bacterial aggregates derived from fecal matter have been used sporadically to treat gastrointestinal disease for more than 50 years. These were...

2011-04-25 08:16:34

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a greater risk of dying if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, according to a new study. IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, causes symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. Patients with the condition are often sent to the hospital when they experience severe symptoms. The C. difficile infection is not usually fatal in people who are not already severely ill or elderly. British...

2011-04-02 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced today the presentation of information from insurance claims and survey databases highlighting the unmet need for targeted therapies to treat subpopulations at high risk of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The research also presented the substantial mortality and frequent complications associated with CDI. Investigator Erik R. Dubberke, M.D., M.S.P.H., of the Washington...

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