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  • When Feces Is the Best Medicine

    09/04/2014 7:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/04/2014 | AMANDA SCHAFFER
    Mark Smith was a microbiology graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when, in 2011, a family friend became infected with the notorious superbug clostridium difficile. C. diff can cause severe diarrhea, disability, and malnutrition and is responsible for roughly 14,000 deaths in the United States each year. In 2012, after taking seven rounds of the antibiotic vancomycin and failing to improve, Smith’s friend received a DIY fecal transplant from his roommate—in their apartment, using an over-the-counter enema kit. The friend recovered within days, but “the whole thing was absurd, not at all how it should be done,” Smith...
  • Study: Feces Transplant More Effective For Diarrhea Than Antibiotics

    01/17/2013 12:52:05 PM PST · by knife6375 · 47 replies
    CBS CONNECTICUT ^ | January 17, 2013 12:24 PM | CBS CONNECTICUT
    A procedure that inserts fecal matter from a healthy person into the intestines of someone with diarrhea has been found to be a better treatment than antibiotics.
  • Woman Receives Fecal Transplant From Husband

    10/29/2011 1:25:24 PM PDT · by wildbill · 71 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/28/2011 | Mon Houston staff
    MomHouston has been a bit of a heartwarming story trend of late, what with the couple who died holding hands after 72 years of marriage. There are certain benefits to staying married so long, raising children, shared history, loving your best friend, etc… And now there’s this: After 52 years of marriage Pat Shoop, 75, received the ultimate gift from her husband Bob: a dose of his fecal matter, a transplant that cured her of a horrible illness. According to MSNBC, Pat suffered from a bacterial illness called C. diff infection. She was diagnosed in May of 2010. The disease...
  • Don't poo-poo technique: Fecal transplant can cure superbug, doctors say

    12/11/2008 7:00:59 PM PST · by doug from upland · 69 replies · 2,464+ views
    cbc dot ca ^ | 12-2008
    Don't poo-poo technique: Fecal transplant can cure superbug, doctors say More than 90 per cent of C. difficile patients are cured by fecal transplants, studies suggest Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 200 7 | 12:17 PM ET CBC News A controversial new treatment, which involves the transplantation of human waste, can treat cases of C. difficile infection. But only a handful of physicians in Canada undertake the messy procedure. Left unchecked, C. difficile bacteria can cause chronic diarrhea, leaving sufferers virtually confined to their bathrooms. (CBC) Clostridium difficile is a superbug that commonly spreads in hospital settings and has been...