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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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For information about Fecal Microbial Transplantation research in general, visit the Fecal Transplant Foundation (thefecaltransplantfoundation.
The most dramatic use of the gut microbiome so far has been the cure of difficult-to-treat, sometimes life-threatening Clostridium difficile infections using fecal transplants.
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.
That's the beauty of the fecal transplant, which restores healthy bacteria to the GI tract and helps the patient overcome C.
Brandt said that perhaps clinicians should consider fecal transplant as therapy for chronic C.
The Fecal Transplant Foundation (whose board of directors I'm honored to serve on) now lists over 75 practices or physicians in the US offering FMT for patients with refractory CDI, including the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics.
Fecal bacteriotherapy, fecal transplant, and the microbiome.
Researchers now believe, by studying fecal transplants from lean and obese people in mice, that there is a link to obesity.
Some may be as simple as giving antibiotics by injection instead of orally, and others involve innovative genetic-based approaches to killing off bacteria, or even fecal transplants, which we wrote about in this column several months ago.
Fecal transplants can be an effective mega-probiotic.
Sorry about the bad pun above, but we're talking about, um, fecal transplants.
CHICAGO -- Missing in the recent news about the success of real and synthetic fecal transplants to treat patients with severe intestinal infections is the reminder that all is for naught if these same patients are returned to hospital rooms infected with the scourge of healthcare - Clostridium difficile (C.