Friday, January 18, 2013

Ed Yong on fecal and pseudo-fecal transplants

From Fecal transplants beat antibiotics in clinical trial "The infusions of faeces cured 94 percent of patients who received it (15 out of 16), all of whom had already suffered at least one relapse of C.difficile. By comparison, the standard antibiotic—vancomycin—only cured 27 percent of patients (7 out of 26). The difference was so great that the Dutch team behind the study had to stop the trial early. Everyone eventually received the faecal transplants."

See also his article in Nature News. His earlier article on pseudo-poo cures. An earlier post with links to various articles including one about Australian studies which showed promise in the treatment of Crohn's disease.

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Teri said...

A fecal transplant healed me from ulcerative colitis in October 2012 after 3 1/2 years of suffering.

Read my blog -http://healed-from-uc.blogspot.com

It WORKS!

I am symptom free and drug free!!!

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