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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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!"
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