Fecal Transplant

Good C-DIFF Agents May Keep Our Homeland Safe

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The date was 2004, and the setting a hospital in Quebec. When BI/NAP1/027 struck, the world was taken aback by an incredible ferocity that infected over 1,700 people and left hundreds dead. But this was only the beginning as TCD and BI/NAP1/027 have since spread worldwide. But what can be done to stop this rogue germ agent?

One Man's Poo Is Another Man's Prescription

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFecal therapy is here to stay. With the number of options to treat acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders shrinking, a means to not only treat but also cure cannot be disregarded. People may never get used to the smell of fecal microbiota therapy, but I know they'll definitely get used to the benefits. Let's rePOOPulate.

Does The Controversial Fecal Transplant Treatment Work For C. Difficile?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Fecal transplants cure most cases of persistent C. difficile infection, a landmark study has shown.That comes as no surprise to the increasi...

Why Researchers Are Making Fake Poop

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Researchers have created a synthetic "poop" aimed at treating recurrent infections of C. difficile, a toxin-producing bacterium that causes ...

As It Turns Out, People Will Take Fecal Transplants — If They Help

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The grossness notwithstanding, people would likely agree to undergo a fecal transplant if they were suffering from persistent C. difficile d...