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‘Ick’ Factor Aside, Mayo Clinic Study Finds Fecal Transplants Effective

Posted by Dana Sparks, Sep 16, 2013

A simple treatment that involves transplanting healthy feces into a patient suffering from a debilitating and sometimes deadly infection of the colon called Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is continuing to show significant promise. Called a fecal transplant, the stool of a healthy patient is directly transplanted into the colon of a C. diff patient to replenish the normal bacteria in the colon. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona reported their findings in the August 2013 edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Journalists: Sound bites with gastroenterologist John DiBaise, M.D., and patient Diane Seegers are available in the downloads. 

Tags: Arizona, Diane Seegers, Dr. John Dibaise, fecal transplant, gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology

 

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