New Studies Show Fecal Transplant Works
Fecal transplant is just what it sounds like – implanting a healthy stool sample into a sick patient. According to researchers, more than 75% of patients who were treated with a fecal transplant for recurrent infections had sustained symptom relief. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blame these bacteria for 500,000 infections and 29,000 deaths in 2011 alone. The most serious infection is caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which can be picked up in hospitals.The study was covered by HealthDay and published in the May 5th issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.