The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants

When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people ’s excrement can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?The man and woman are wearing blue hospital gowns and clear face shields. Dr James Sones and Dr Indu Srinivasan are in a room in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. They are about to create something that has spread through medicine like, well, a shitstorm.Sones takes a brown gloopy material and spoons it into what looks like a regular kitchen blender. The camera zooms in to a label on it: faecal blender. The brown gloopy stuff is, depending on your profession and level of politeness, faecal matter, stool, excrement or poo. It has been donated by a generous volunteer and it is almost certainly going to transform the life of the person who is going to receive it.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health & wellbeing Digestive disorders Microbiology Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

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Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Research in Veterinary ScienceAuthor(s): Ying-Feng Sun, Xuan Jiang, Ao Zhang, Ji-Fei Ma, Xiao-Xue Yu, Liu-An Li, Hai YuAbstractModified-live virus (MLV) vaccines derived from highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) were wildly used in China, which resulted in the emergence of MLV-like strains in pigs. Previous studies demonstrated that secondary bacterial infection could enhance HP-PRRSV infection-mediated inflammatory responses, but it is unknown whether early bacterial infection could enhance the HP-PRRSV MLV-like infectio...
Source: Research in Veterinary Science - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Chiba Y, Fukushima A, Nakao M, Kobayashi Y, Ishigaki T, Tenma T, Kamiya K, Shingu Y, Ooka T, Matsui Y, Anzai T Abstract A 23-year-old man had progressive muscle weakness and Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) due to a LMNA (lamin A/C) mutation. Congestive heart failure diagnosed at 19 years of age. Maximal drug treatment/cardiac resynchronization failed to improve the cardiac function. He was therefore hospitalized due to heart failure. Despite extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, he developed severe right heart dysfunction and died (multiple organ failure). A cardiac lesion's presence determines the...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an established risk factor for dementia but mechanisms are uncertain. Accurate TBI exposure classification is critical for cognitive aging research studies seeking to discover mechanisms and treatments of post-TB...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Mrs Havercampa presents to clinic at 4:00 pm today for an unscheduled appointment. She is a 67-year-old obese diabetic woman who is 10  days status post right common femoral endarterectomy with Dacron patch angioplasty and retrograde iliac stenting for rest pain. Today, she reports increasing pain and drainage from the groin wound. On examination, there is erythema and dehiscence of the skin edges. Cloudy fluid emanates from the w ound. I sigh. “Mrs Havercamp, when was the last time you had anything to eat or drink?”
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cholesterol, Elevated;   Overweight or Obesity Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: RS4 bar;   Dietary Supplement: Control bar Sponsors:   Kansas State University;   MGP Ingredients, Inc. Recruiting
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Conditions:   Endometrial Cancer;   Obesity;   Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia Intervention:   Behavioral: Referral to Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Sponsors:   Brigham and Women's Hospital;   Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Heart Transplant Infection;   CMV Infection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: ELISPOT IFN-γ assay Sponsors:   Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge;   Instituto de Salud Carlos III;   Sociedad Española de Cardiología Not yet recruiting
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 3 Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 11 Source Type: research
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