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'Poop Transplants' May Combat Bacterial Infections
Yahoo ^ | 10/20/12 | Karen Rowan

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donor; feces; medicine; poop
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1 posted on 10/20/2012 6:36:13 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

All right! Eat S$$$ and live!


2 posted on 10/20/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Uncle Slayton

Would make more sense to clean out the tract.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 6:41:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Uncle Slayton

"NO THANKS...I'll pass"

6 posted on 10/20/2012 6:41:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Uncle Slayton

Seems there should be a more, uh, refined source of the good bugs.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 6:42:12 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Barney Frank was a pioneer in this endeavor. Point man, so to speak.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 6:43:28 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Uncle Slayton

How do they know they wouldn’t have gotten better in a week without the induction of someone else’s cr**?


9 posted on 10/20/2012 6:44:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Gays transplant poop all the time and get aids.


10 posted on 10/20/2012 6:45:17 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Is there anything I can do?

11 posted on 10/20/2012 6:45:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: loungitude

There are already many probiotic sources on the shelves. They should be able to at least come up will some type of pill.


12 posted on 10/20/2012 6:45:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Sacajaweau
Would make more sense to clean out the tract.

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.

13 posted on 10/20/2012 6:47:02 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

There may be times when death is preferable over the cure. Just say’n


14 posted on 10/20/2012 6:49:24 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Uncle Slayton

And I just bought a bag of Tootsie Rolls


15 posted on 10/20/2012 6:50:34 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
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.

16 posted on 10/20/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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!


17 posted on 10/20/2012 6:59:07 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: Uncle Slayton

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:

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/milk-kefir-grains-composition-bacteria-yeast

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.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


20 posted on 10/20/2012 7:00:08 PM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I was going to eat one until I read this and lost my desire


21 posted on 10/20/2012 7:01:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bigheadfred
There are already many probiotic sources on the shelves. They should be able to at least come up will some type of pill.

Kinda like the fact that we don't use "Variolation" any more.

In Asia, practitioners developed the technique of variolation—the deliberate infection with smallpox. Dried smallpox scabs were blown into the nose of an individual who then contracted a mild form of the disease. Upon recovery, the individual was immune to smallpox. Between 1% to 2% of those variolated died as compared to 30% who died when they contracted the disease naturally.

By 1700, variolation had spread to Africa, India and the Ottoman Empire.

22 posted on 10/20/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: moovova

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.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 7:11:39 PM PDT by berdie
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To: lurk

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.


24 posted on 10/20/2012 7:13:52 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Uncle Slayton

Dr. Aas has been doing them for years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A22098-2004Mar24?language=printer


25 posted on 10/20/2012 7:13:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: bigheadfred

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


26 posted on 10/20/2012 7:15:25 PM PDT by BipolarBob (G Orwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: nuconvert
I was going to eat one until I read this and lost my desire

Tootsie Rolls are quite tasty. They are the tastiest poop like food I ever had.

How's that appetite coming?

27 posted on 10/20/2012 7:15:50 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


28 posted on 10/20/2012 7:21:52 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: bigheadfred

We’re working on it.

Your friends at Pfizer.

But it’ll be more like a vaccine.

C Diff is a bitch.


29 posted on 10/20/2012 7:31:16 PM PDT by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Pull the above finger.


30 posted on 10/20/2012 7:40:35 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Uncle Slayton

HOLY SHITE!


31 posted on 10/20/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: onona

Bookmark


32 posted on 10/20/2012 7:51:47 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: cripplecreek

Are you kidding, There are thousands of Faggots waiting in line to pack this stuff up someone rear.


33 posted on 10/20/2012 8:01:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Uncle Slayton

Works for birds.


34 posted on 10/20/2012 8:05:23 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: cripplecreek
>>There are already many probiotic sources on the shelves. They should be able to at least come up will some type of pill.
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>Kinda like the fact that we don't use "Variolation" any more.

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.)

35 posted on 10/20/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I remember seeing kefir in grocery stores 30 years ago. It’s not that new. But it is good.


36 posted on 10/20/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by pelicandriver
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To: prairiebreeze

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.


37 posted on 10/20/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: OneWingedShark

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.


38 posted on 10/20/2012 8:17:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: OneWingedShark

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.


39 posted on 10/20/2012 8:22:36 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Tootsie Rolls are quite tasty. They are the tastiest poop like food I ever had.

They're an important "garnish" for this Halloween treat, "Kitty Litter Cake!"

Mark

40 posted on 10/20/2012 8:23:14 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: pelicandriver

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?


41 posted on 10/20/2012 8:25:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Uncle Slayton

um... I guess gay men are safe then. lol


42 posted on 10/20/2012 8:32:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


43 posted on 10/20/2012 8:38:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I want to know who came up with the idea. “Hey Bob, let’s take some sh** from this guy and shove...”


44 posted on 10/20/2012 8:42:08 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

unping


45 posted on 10/20/2012 8:49:57 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Donors wanted. Apply inside.


46 posted on 10/20/2012 9:23:12 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty
Joking aside, c. diff. is an evil little b*st*rd. Better a poop enema than a pine box.
47 posted on 10/20/2012 9:23:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

))<>((


48 posted on 10/20/2012 9:26:45 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I’m not taking any s*** from anybody!


49 posted on 10/20/2012 9:44:03 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Doogle

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!


50 posted on 10/20/2012 11:03:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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