Poo transplants beyond the yuck factor: what works, what doesn’t and what we still don’t know

Poo transplants beyond the yuck factor: what works, what doesn’t and what we still don’t know

A just published study of collated and analysed results from earlier studies found poo transplants are better at treating Clostridium difficile (C-diff) caused diarrhoea than an antibiotic or placebo.

The study findings are in line with recent European advice strongly encouraging setting up centres specialising in poo transplants to treat C. difficile diarrhoea. Nadeem O. Kaakoush, Senior research fellow and Hazel Mitchell, Professor, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW, coauthored the article referenced below with Professor Thomas J. Borody, founder and medical director of the Centre for Digestive Diseases: healthunlocked.com/search/d...

With our compromised immune systems, we can find it even harder than most to eradicate a C-diff infection, so there's considerable previous discussion on this topic here: healthunlocked.com/search/d...

Neil

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