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fecal transplant

A form of bacteriotherapy in which stool from a healthy person is infused into the bowel of a person with diseases, e.g., as diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, to restore microbiological balance to the microbial milieu of the gut.
See also: transplant
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In the near future, we hope to establish a fecal donor directory that could match healthy dogs and cats with animals in need of fecal transplant to reestablish their biomes.
Standard fecal transplants require several courses of antibiotics to reduce bacteria in the gut prior to transplant, but would ozone treatments be a better way to prepare the gut than adding the effects of even more antibiotics?
I can still remember where I was standing when I first heard of fecal transplants.
Borody is an Australian gastroenterologist who has been using fecal transplants for patients with IBD since 1989, when his Centre for Digestive Diseases reported on using the technique with 55 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or IBD.
Bollen is one of 13 patients who have undergone a fecal transplant at EvergreenHealth.
The study helps to scientifically prove the high success rates of fecal transplants that we see in our patients: This therapy works," says Dr.
Clarke added that, if anything, the success of fecal transplants calls for a greater medical, clinical and practical collaboration between the transplant and the removal of C.
However, the deadly colonies are no match for fecal transplants, which boast a cure rate of up to 95%.
Probiotics, parasites, and fecal transplants each have shown some positive results, although none are ready for prime time, Dr.
Moreover, about half of surveyed physicians indicate that fidaxomicin, Salix's Xifaxan (rifaximin), and fecal transplants stand to gain from increases in physician use in the next 12 months.
difficile infection is on the horizon, which can replace invasive fecal transplants," said Dr.
In 1958, physicians used fecal transplants to treat patients with severely inflamed colons.