Skip to comments.Doctors Who Implanted Fecal Bacteria in Patients' Brains Fined By Calif. Health Authorities
Posted on 08/23/2013 1:27:06 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Things have to be bad if you are prepared to allow someone to put feces in your brain. This was the case for three brain cancer patients at the University of California-Davis Medical Center, who consented to the highly experimental procedure. But the doctors who performed the implants were fined by the state’s Department of Public Health anyway.
The three patients all had end stage glioblastoma multiforme, which is a fast growing type of brain tumor. They had not responded to conventional treatments, including removal of the tumors, so doctors suggested the new, untested treatment, which involved placing bacteria from the bowels in the patients’ brains. The idea was to create infections that would kill the remaining tumor cells.
Sadly, according to the state’s report, the fecal bacteria created infections, but not with the intended results. The patients went into seizures and developed symptoms of septic infection, or bacteria in the blood. The first patient died soon after the treatment and experienced several other bacterial infections and never regained breathing or feeding functions.
The third patient also died after displaying severe symptoms of blood infection.
The state report said although the patients we informed that the fecal bacteria treatments were experimental and untested on humans, doctors had no plan for what to do if the experiments went wrong. They treated some of the resulting infections with antibiotics, but not others and could not explain the reasons for that inconsistency to investigators.
In interviews with the state investigators, hospital officials acknowledged that introducing fecal bacteria into the brain was “not a standard treatment for brain tumors.” In fact, they said this form of therapy “had not been proven to be effective” and contained a “high risk for harm” with “no clear benefit” defined for the patients.
Studies have found that transplanting fecal matter into a patient’s intestines can be an effective treatment for some gastrointestinal ailments.
SOURCES: Health Leaders Media, California Department of Public Health, New York Times
Yet nevertheless, Obama overcame and became President.
he’s got Obama for brains—
I think they started with Jerry .....
Doesn't that pretty much describe Barbara Boxer and most of the elected office holders?
Not to mention a clear majority of the electorate.
that has to be the stupidest experiment I have ever heard. This from a prominent Hospital.
I’d bring them up on charges for manslaughter it’s just that stupid.
Shit for brains.
Of course, the alternative is a guy that I see every few months at a local small airport.
He had inoperative stomach cancer. Underwent some kind of completely off the wall, untested treatment with just a small percentage of success possible.
That was about nine years ago.
If you are totally out of options, sometimes even a long shot makes sense.
ugh. That show has been going down since Tom Baker.
>> “This from a prominent Hospital.” <<
UC Davis is Looney Toonsville to the max.
And ‘Jerry’ is an F’n genius compared to Darrel Steinberg.
This situation isn’t unprecedented. Public schools have been implanting fecal matter into students heads for several decades now.
Drs. J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph J. Schrot
Doctors Who Implanted Fecal Bacteria in Patients’ Brains Fined By Calif. Health Authorities
I read that as the "Doctor Who puts shitte in people's brains"....
“although the patients we informed”
The patient believes the doctor knows it all and would never do something criminal like this.
The doctor should have known. The intestines have the ability to handle fecal matter. The brain doesn’t.
Must have been inspired by the $h!thead in the white house.
In this case, it is hard to figure out who has "sh!t-for-brains": The hospital, the doctor, or the patient.
What a novel way to make more democrats!
Sounds like they are prepared for running out of illegals.
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