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Fecal transplant deaths: Call for improved regulations

Following the death of one patient and another falling seriously ill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for greater controls over fecal transplants. The patients became infected with a multi-drug resistant bacterial infection.

Fecal transplant donor population 'stalls'

The rise of fecal transplants, as therapy to treat conditions like recurring bacterial infections caused by Clostridium difficile, have slowed down due to fewer people being suitable donors than medics had predicted.

Unexpected weight gain from a fecal transplant

Fecal transplants have received considerable coverage, they act as a means of transferring beneficial bacteria to people with anatomical concerns or infections (such as MRSA).) However, a new study has found an unusual side effect: obesity.

Fecal transplants are 'successful'

Fecal transplants have begun to be used as a treatment over the past year. Now a long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

Pop a pill, how fecal transplant is becoming easier

A Canadian study shows that fecal transplants in an oral capsule form are an effective treatment for C. diff infection. This development makes the idea of the fecal transplant easier to swallow.

Fecal transplant treats colitis

Fecal transplant has been shown to be successful in assisting patients suffering with chronic intestinal inflammation (ulcerative colitis).

Fecal Transplant Restores Intestinal Bacteria Balance

Fecal transplants, or fecal bacteriotherapy is used to restore the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in the colon.
 

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