Shit transplants - they exist

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  1. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times
    The treatment may sound appalling, but it works. Melissa Cabral contracted an infection after taking an antibiotic for dental work. "If I didn't do it," she said of the fecal transplant, "I don't know where I'd be now."


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    Transplanting feces from a healthy person into the gut of one who is sick can quickly cure severe intestinal infections caused by a dangerous type of bacteria that antibiotics often cannot control.
    A new study finds that such transplants cured 15 of 16 people who had recurring infections with Clostridium difficile bacteria, whereas antibiotics cured only 3 of 13 and 4 of 13 patients in two comparison groups. The treatment appears to work by restoring the gut’s normal balance of bacteria, which fight off C. difficile.

    The study is the first to compare the transplants with standard antibiotic therapy. The research, conducted in the Netherlands, was published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine.
    Fecal transplants have been used sporadically for years as a last resort to fight this stubborn and debilitating infection, which kills 14,000 people a year in the United States. The infection is usually caused by antibiotics, which can predispose people to C. difficile by killing normal gut bacteria. If patients are then exposed to C. difficile, which is common in many hospitals, it can take hold.
    The usual treatment involves more antibiotics, but about 20 percent of patients relapse, and many of them suffer repeated attacks, with severe diarrhea, vomiting and fever.
    Researchers say that, worldwide, about 500 people with the infection have had fecal transplantation. It involves diluting stool with a liquid, like salt water, and then pumping it into the intestinal tract via an enema, a colonoscope or a tube run through the nose into the stomach or small intestine.
    Stool can contain hundreds or even thousands of types of bacteria, and researchers do not yet know which ones have the curative powers. So for now, feces must be used pretty much intact.
     
  2. RH Goatcabin

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    Dump thread! :juggalo:
     
  3. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    no man, this is real science :grad:
     
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    De ja vu
     
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    waltermelon Mmmm melon VIP

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    Newscientist had an article about this a few months ago. It sounds nasty but it does make some sense. Doctors saved septic patients that would of died otherwise.

    We have a war against bacteria but a great deal of bacteria is actually very good for your body. Probiotics everybody!
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    [video=youtube;p34j0atQdJo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p34j0atQdJo[/video]
     
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    Boss Ono New Member Banned User

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    We just did this like three weeks ago?
     
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    Jim J Jiblets #Hillary'sTongue

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    Thought this thread was about the family from New Jersey who just moved next door to me. :c
     
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    the world can end now :facepalm:
     
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    Brown 25
     
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    doody
     
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    Woof Liver Shots?

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    Remember when the insult was 'Eat Shit and Die'...............Now,Swap Shit and Live.WTF!!!!
     
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Maybe Robin and Dr. Ronnie can get into this and write a new book.....
     
  15. Gomez

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    I swapped a 3 for a 4.

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    I got those Type 2's a lot when I was a kid.....felt like shitting out a pinecone; OUCH!
     
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    :facepalm:

    Fucking antibiotics kill everything; even the good bacteria, which is why you get diarrhea from some antibiotics.