Faecal Transplants: High Success Rates


Fascinating report on Medscape the other day about the growing -literally- use of faecal transplants (new gut bacteria introduced in the intestine to you and me) in both gut and non-gut conditions. Here’s the summary for you.

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation Therapy for Digestive and Nondigestive Disorders in Adults and Children

S. Shaa, J. Liang, M. Chen, B. Xu, C. Liang, N. Wei & K. Wu

Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014;39(10):1003-1032.


Background. There has been growing interest in the use of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for the treatment of gastrointestinal and nongastrointestinal diseases.

Aim. To review systematically the reported efficacy and safety of FMT in the management of gastrointestinal and nongastrointestinal disorders in adults and children.

Methods. The systematic review followed Cochrane and PRISMA recommendations. Available articles were identified using three electronic databases in addition to hand searching and contacting experts. Inclusion criteria were any reports of FMT therapy…

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