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Pills made from poop cure serious gut infections
Associated Press ^ | Oct 04, 2013 | Marilynn Marchione

Posted on 10/10/2013 2:58:34 PM PDT by neverdem

Hold your nose and don't spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do "fecal transplants." Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.

It's a gross topic but a serious problem. Half a million Americans get Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections each year, and about 14,000 die. The germ causes nausea, cramping and diarrhea so bad it is often disabling. A very potent and pricey antibiotic can kill C-diff but also destroys good bacteria that live in the gut, leaving it more susceptible to future infections...

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cdifficile; clostridiumdifficile

1 posted on 10/10/2013 2:58:34 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Guess I’ll have some thinking to do if I ever get that bacteria.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 3:01:31 PM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: neverdem

Pardon me, may I borrow some grey poop-on?


3 posted on 10/10/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: neverdem

today’s docs are uninformed.

you always treat anyone on antibiotics with probiotics to replenish or at least try to stabilize levels of good gut bacteria that could be wiped out by the antibiotic.

they knew this back when penicillin was first introd and they prescribed probiotics along with it. it fell out of favor because docs believed it was unimportant and now they learn 70 years later what they forgot back then.


4 posted on 10/10/2013 3:13:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

why it fell out of favor? probiotics aren’t exotic, expensive medicine that you can rack up huge bills to charge healthcare plans for.


5 posted on 10/10/2013 3:14:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

no profit...no mention


6 posted on 10/10/2013 3:19:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: neverdem

This is not new...it’s been done for years...using donor poop from family members of the patient...now for the taking shit from the family jokes:


7 posted on 10/10/2013 3:26:29 PM PDT by RouxStir (No peein' allowed in the gene pool.)
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To: neverdem

Don’t bite into the capsule!!!!!


8 posted on 10/10/2013 3:30:52 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: neverdem

The pills restore the normal gut bacteria that helps digestion and helps you stay healthy.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 3:31:11 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RouxStir

One of the pioneers of the procedure was a Dr. Aas. (stop sniggering, it’s pronounced Oose.


10 posted on 10/10/2013 3:32:11 PM PDT by DManA (t)
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To: neverdem

Isn’t this the cornerstone of Obamacare?


11 posted on 10/10/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: DManA

BTW,
My favorite composer is Fucik.

A great pioneer!


12 posted on 10/10/2013 3:39:26 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: DManA

That’s almost as bad!


13 posted on 10/10/2013 4:13:57 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: G Larry

At this point most Americans should have no need to eat any more of those....I predict marginal sales.

On the other hand they must taste better than what we have been eating.......all in!

Think there will be federal intervention for promotion in public schools?......federal contracts!

Could they be required as part of the “lets move” initiative? Should be effective!

W.T.H. maybe its even IN the affordable care act already !

c3219994783890!!!!!!....After careful analysis of your scan sir it would appear that you have neglected to ingest your morning ETSHT capsule! ...You will wait here in the booth until certified health care representatives are available to assist you......your palms must remain on the floor of the booth at all times,the green light will flash when the reconstitution procedure is complete...double plus good sir If you like I will stand on your fingers....sometimes it helps......

;)


14 posted on 10/10/2013 4:14:35 PM PDT by Therapsid (t)
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To: G Larry

An 0bamacare crap sandwich.


15 posted on 10/10/2013 4:15:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: neverdem

That should eliminate cleaning the cat box.


16 posted on 10/10/2013 4:47:35 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: neverdem

And their phone number is?.....

1-800-EAT$HIT


17 posted on 10/10/2013 4:49:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: neverdem; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Next up, Preparation H toothpaste!


18 posted on 10/11/2013 4:17:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SgtHooper
That should eliminate cleaning the cat box.

Tootsie Rolls with sprinkles!

19 posted on 10/11/2013 7:38:26 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: neverdem

I just read the company’s brand name - Mr. Hankey’s Gut Pills


20 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:17 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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