Skip to comments.'Poop Transplants' May Combat Bacterial Infections
Posted on 10/20/2012 6:36:10 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
"Poop transplants" are an effective way to treat people with one type of intestinal bacteria infection, a new study shows.
Researchers transplanted fecal matter from healthy people into the colons of people infected with the notoriously hard-to-treat Clostridium difficile bacteria, which causes severe, watery diarrhea. The researchers found that 46 out of 49 patients got better within a week of the treatment.
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All right! Eat S$$$ and live!
Would make more sense to clean out the tract.
Someday where there are horseless carriages and flying machines we’ll come up with a way of doing this without shoving foreign feces up someone’s butt.
A humorous headline, a very un-funny condition. C Diff is a gut flora that out-competes healthy gut bacteria, creating fantastic diarrhea and cramping. This is rough stuff for little kids and older people, bringing on dehydration.
A treatment introducing healthy bacteria back into the system is odd, but thankfully effective.
"NO THANKS...I'll pass"
Seems there should be a more, uh, refined source of the good bugs.
Barney Frank was a pioneer in this endeavor. Point man, so to speak.
How do they know they wouldn’t have gotten better in a week without the induction of someone else’s cr**?
Gays transplant poop all the time and get aids.
Is there anything I can do?
There are already many probiotic sources on the shelves. They should be able to at least come up will some type of pill.
Only if you are not informed enough to know what gut flora is, and how important its presence is, in the human digestive system.
This treatment method is not new, Scottish hospitals had pioneered it about three years ago, with remarkable effectiveness in treating deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
There may be times when death is preferable over the cure. Just say’n
And I just bought a bag of Tootsie Rolls
Are you going to insert them one by one, or are you going to try sticking up the whole bag at once.
Really? Is this what modern medicine has come to? I’m a believer in natural cures, but this is pushing it a bit far for even me!
A bunch of twists and turns to this.
To start with, a relatively new product sold in grocery stores is called “Kefir”, and it is like a flavored or unflavored yoghurt smoothie drink. Typically they have about 10 different live bacteria types, but can contain a selection of the following:
The study of intestinal flora is pretty new, but in ten years, there is a good chance it will become a very important part of medicine.
It is highly recommended that you drink a cup of Kefir in between doses of antibiotics, both to restore your flora, and to fend off drug resistant bacteria.
Odd. I just read an article in the New Yorker pointing out that we are filled with hundreds of different kinds of bacteria, and that some of them are needed for good health.
In another story, a guy with a chronic infection in one ear was given all sorts of treatments by his doctor, all kinds of antibiotics, etc., with no success.
Then he tried taking the ear wax from his good ear and sticking it into his bad ear. Sure enough, he cleared it right up, and amazed his doctor.
This is a complicated business, but no question in my mind that antibiotics have been overused, and that some of them cause more damage than help. Also, that germs are everywhere, but the important thing is to have the right ones. A complicated business, still not fully understood.
C-diff is some bad sh#t.
If you had an elderly parent come down with it, and you were caring for them, you would GLADLY try almost anything to give your parent (and yourself) a break. We won’t even talk about the wet, runny, brown stuff that winds up EVERYWHERE.
My mother went to the hospital 5 times in 3 months with it; on 3 different antibiotics at the same time.
Nasty, nasty stuff. Not something to screw around with.