Wednesday, August 10, 2011
fun with poop
Here's one I haven't heard of before: fecal transplant. Yes, you read right - FECAL TRANSPLANT
We all know about c diff right? It can be really, really bad and unresponsive to antibiotics and make life generally hellish for those who have it. Fecal transplant is being used to fix it.
People with healthy bowels do their business and their business is examined for any bad guys like parasites and naughty germs. Healthy business is full of good intestinal bacteria that can get rid of bad intestional bacteria.
It is given in the form of an enema or can be given via nasojejunal tube. It is put in a blender, liquefied with saline and given. The thing is it apparently really works
I have two things to say about this: 1) do the people donating the poop get monetary compensation? How much? 2) the day I would have to do this, I quit.
Posted by girlvet at 11:32 PM