Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Declared "THE ULTIMATE PROBIOTIC"!

Following the spectacular results of a randomised study publicised in last week's New England Medical Journal by van Nood et al. (The Netherlands), The Gastroenterological Society of Australia spokesperson, Associate Professor Jane Andrews has declared fecal microbiota transplantation to be "The Ultimate Probiotic". 

"Fecal transplantation for recurrent C.difficile has now got very good evidence behind it" she remarked in the Australian "Gastroenterology update". 

The Australian society has changed their previous view in which they had considered fecal transplant to be unsafe and warned against it's use, and are now looking at setting up a state-based service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia next year.  The article stated that fecal microbiota transplantation had become mainstream in many centres (overseas). 

This is very exciting news for those suffering from the incredibly debilitating and potentially deadly symptoms of clostridium difficile (estimated to kill over 30,000 Americans each year), and I am sure that it will lead to further research for validation of treatment of other diseases and disorders. 

Read the article here

1 comment:

  1. A fecal transplant healed me from ulcerative colitis in October 2012 after 3 1/2 years of suffering.

    Read my blog -http://healed-from-uc.blogspot.com

    It WORKS!

    I am symptom free and drug free!!!


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