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.
I was going to eat one until I read this and lost my desire
C-Diff is absolutely bad.
My friend’s Dad died from it.
This treatment has the “eeewww” factor...but if it works I think it is great.
I have no doubt that theoretically there is some validity to this practice.... but like blood transfusions... it’s not rocket science to get one from a healthy, genetically connected “family member”?
My family has always done so per my 50 year practicing Dad, The GP Genius.
Dr. Aas has been doing them for years.
Pardon me, could I borrow some grey poop-on?
Tootsie Rolls are quite tasty. They are the tastiest poop like food I ever had.
How's that appetite coming?
It’s completely understandable how a “transplant” could reintroduce necessary bacteria into a colon where it had been destroyed. Agreeing with other posters here, C. Difficile is gawd-awful.
We’re working on it.
Your friends at Pfizer.
But it’ll be more like a vaccine.
C Diff is a bitch.
Pull the above finger.
Are you kidding, There are thousands of Faggots waiting in line to pack this stuff up someone rear.
Works for birds.
There's a big difference though; if you were to eliminate all the microscopic life-forms in your body, and be fed sterile (but nutrient-rich) foods [in laboratory conditions] you would die from malnutrition. Microscopic life is an essential part of your digestive system, and in some ways your intestines are like a compost pile ~ needing microbiotics to process the organic substances there.
Therefore, it makes sense that one way to correct a deficient digestive tract (and some serious infections) would to be to introduce enough antibiotics to kill off virtually the whole microbiotic population and then repopulate the digestive tract with known-good microbiotics. (Similar to the wiping and reinstalling of an OS to be rid of a virus.)
I remember seeing kefir in grocery stores 30 years ago. It’s not that new. But it is good.
It’s not as easy as eating a source of the necessary bugs, as the stomach will kill them with acid before they get to the gut.
There’s one thing that will kill C. Difficile and it’s oral vancomycin. But it is not used except in extremis because it is also the last chance antibiotic for a number of bacteria that are on the verge of developing vancomycin resistance. And after killing the C. Difficile now what? You still have the problem of putting the good bacteria back.
Well, the food would have to be formulated differently than what we normally regard as a diet. It would have to have the bacterial breakdown already performed on it.
Correct. One would die from a result of malnutrition.
One of the vitamins you need is vitamin K. K plays a crucial role in proper blood clotting.
The reason K was not discovered and obvious like Vitamin C is that few people are deficient because it is made by bacteria in the gut.
They're an important "garnish" for this Halloween treat, "Kitty Litter Cake!"
I knew it had been in South America for a long time, but didn’t know that about the US. Any particular part of the country?
um... I guess gay men are safe then. lol
i would dare say a weeks’ worth of decent probiotic supplementation would do just as well. it’s just trying to get good bacteria to regain a foothold and balance over the bad bacteria that’s currently overrunnng the bowels.
I want to know who came up with the idea. “Hey Bob, let’s take some sh** from this guy and shove...”
Donors wanted. Apply inside.
I’m not taking any s*** from anybody!
Did we pass a gas station?
No, but the fox did, sqeeze him right here,
maybe he’ll pass another one...
Waiting for the Electrician or someone like him.
I think or it could have been
Don’t Crush that dwarf, hand ME the pliers!