The phrases “mind-blowing” and “fecal transplant study” are not often used in the same sentence (or even in the same publication), however when I read the following study about fecal transplants, my mind was in fact blown!Share this:
No self-respecting gastroenterologist would use premade stool, just like no self-respecting Italian would use jarred sauce, right?Share this:
It was only a matter of time that a fecal transplant product was created. Now instead of having to test an individual donor and mix the stool to prepare the specimen for delivery through the scope, one can simply call the hospital pharmacy several hours before the fecal transplant is scheduled and order a 250 mL bottle of frozen donor stool from OpenBiome.Share this:
This will just be a cookbook-style post on how we do fecal microbiota transplant with colonoscopy. First, a healthy donor must be identified. The donor should be in good general health, since theoretically some problems such as obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, etc., may be transmitted by fecal transplant.Share this:
Some people seem to get “stomach bugs” all the time, while other people rarely have these issues. Vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea are the common symptoms of a variety of enteric infections that often start after the soon-to-be victim ingests the infectious organism. These bacteria have wonderful names like Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, E. coli, Vibrio, and C. difficile, just to name a few. The symptoms of gastroenteritis and infectious colitis can range from a minor annoyance to life-threatening dehydration due to ongoing vomiting and diarrhea.Share this:
The microbiome starter kit.
Inside of our bodies, there are more bacterial cells than human cells. These bacteria (as well as viruse…Share this:
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) has become the most commonly hospital acquired infection in the US, and also occasionally causes inf…Share this: