Fecal Transplant Q&A – Submit Your Questions!
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
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
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.
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...
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