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 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!
This is not it at all. Think for a moment.
Do we get paid for donating a healthy one?
Or do we just get the tee shirt that reads: “I give a shit.”
It was either on “Bazaar Food” or “No Reservations” or some other weird show where they went somewhere where the men made a practice of eating you know what. I don’t think the show host went along with that one, though.
So San Francisco should be the healthiest city in America?????
Now I wonder who came up with THAT idea..........Probably the same dude who first licked a toad to see if he could get high.
I am aware of at least one medical facility doing this back in the 80’s.
There’s an urban legend about a physician treating C. dif infections in the 60’s with fecal milk shakes.
Yogurt is great and is helpful with general gut health but if it can replace beneficial coloform bacteria in your gut, they have some QA problems at the plant.
The fecal transplant carries bugs such as E. coli, essential to gut health but forbidden in food and drink by regulation.
Your probiotics cannot replace all of the normal fecal bacteria, unless they have major sanitation problems at the plant.
I didn't mean to imply that it was. Yes, vanco and also Flagyl IIRC are used on C.Diff....the "transplanted" stool-product would hopefully reintroduce the needed bacteria.
I think we are agreeing here....right?
The gut contains some 300-1000 different types of bacteria, but only 30-40 of these predominate, that is, take up most of the physical space. And a lack of physical space is key to keeping down the already present harmful and antibiotic resistant bacteria.
E. coli is one of this group of 30-40, but it has many subtypes, some of which are beneficial or neutral, and some of which are toxic or harmful. So it is not a particularly good probiotic. If there is a problem with other flora, an excess of E. coli leans toward the harmful side of the equation.
But that still leaves some 29-39 other types of bacteria, a large number of which are both commonly found in food and are generally regarded as safe, such as lactobacillus acidophalus, which are commonly added to milk products to make them probiotic.
Again, here is the list of those bacteria and yeasts typically found in Kefir.
Since these are generally regarded as safe, and some are beneficial, this is a good way to replenish the physical space in the GI tract which may have an insufficient number of helpful bacteria to keep out the bad bacteria.
E. coli is ubiquitous, so it can take care of itself.
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