Fecal Transplant Q&A – Submit Your Questions!

Discussion started by Doorie 5 years ago

In the near future, iHaveUC.com is going to be having a Questions and Answer story with Fecal Microbiata Transplant doctors. If you have any specific questions, or general questions,  post them here.

last updated Nov 20, 2012

http://www.ihaveuc.com/coming-soon-fecal-transplant-qa-send-in-your-questions-now/ 

 

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Doorie
Doorie
Matt,
It's really been gaining steam over the last few months. A recent reuters article mentioned it becoming standard treatment for C Diff. An excerpt from the article
"For patients hit hardest by the bacterium Clostridium difficile, getting a "stool transplant" could become a standard treatment within just a few years. Just as blood banks and sperm banks are now commonplace, stool banks may soon dot the landscape."

The full article is here:
Title: Human stool treatment upends race to treat colon germ

Link:
www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/30/… also read somewhere, although I can not find the article, that billing codes for insurers in the US for this procedure are expected to become available in the first half of 2013. The FDA gave stool "investigational drug" status, which allows billing codes for the procedure to be created. That should go a long way in making the procedure more available in the US.
5 years ago
Maff
Maff
Wow that would be quite a stroke of luck if you're able to get onto a trial at the hospital where your wife works curtboy. I really hope you can! It does seem like the momentum is building with this treatment and I think we'll see it really going mainstream (for digestive disorders at least) sooner rather than later.
5 years ago
curtboy
curtboy
i have been mentioning this procedure to my wife lately as a possible cure for my illness, and one day last week she came home from work (she works in medical affairs for the hospitals in our region),and told me that they were starting to do trials of fecal transplants at four of the hospitals.I guess this is a step in the right direction for the medical world,i would like to be a test subject but we will see what happens.I will post any further information on this subject,if i can get my wife to do a little investigative work.
5 years ago
Maff
Maff
Doorie, many thanks for posting this. It looks like an excellent opportunity for us to find out more from the doctors who are actually doing FMT!

Some questions could be about:

1. Antibiotics or no antibiotics prior to FMT
2. What kind of diet to follow pre- and post-FMT
3. How many FMTs are required
4. Criteria for selecting a donor
5. Which illnesses respond best to FMT

I am sure there are plenty more...

5 years ago

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