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Fecal transplants? Oh Sh*@!

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Post  fshnski Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:59 pm

Federal regulators are dropping plans to tightly control a procedure that is becoming increasingly popular for treating people stricken by life-threatening infections of the digestive system.
The Food and Drug Administration says the agency will exercise enforcement discretion and no longer require doctors to get the agency's approval before using "fecal microbiota for transplantation."
The procedure is being used to treat people suffering from infection with the Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. These infections cause inflammation of the colon and severe, sometimes life-threatening diarrhea. They can be extremely difficult to treat and are becoming more common. About 14,000 Americans die from C. diff every year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In response, doctors have begun performing fecal transplants. The procedure involves flushing out an infected person's intestines and colon, much like the preparation for a colonoscopy.


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Post  News Hawk Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:15 am

It's a necessary "bug"—and a lifesaving one as well.

I wouldn't object to it, nor would I object to an implant of a cow's heart valve, such as one a Wolfeboro resident-friend had "installed" a decade ago.

Dunno if the cow was consulted beforehand.

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