Clinical Trials for FMT
Folks, I deleted the original post because additional studies keep getting added, and it is too time consuming to update the links. To find the most recent list of fecal transplant studies, simply go to
and input the search term "fecal transplant".
The latest study to be added is for UC and is taking place in China. (added in Feb 2013)
I owe you an apology. I posted links on FMT for IBD (Inflamatory Bowel Disease), and just realized you were referring to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Sorry, I misread your original posting, and read IBS as IBD. I think I need to get new glasses.
This article refers to FT for IBD. Link:
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/… from the article:
"In a fourth study, investigators from the Centre for Digestive Diseases in Australia explored fecal bacterial transplantation as a treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. While this is a new area of research, results of this study show success in treating IBD when the fecal transplant is done recurrently."
"I have now done about a dozen patients with IBS and the results vary but some patients are significantly improved."
Id like to see more resaults from borodys hospital considering that they have done this for quite some time now!
Like success rates for IBS patients and what not!
Yes, a trial for IBS would be welcome. The Michigan, USA trial for Pediatric Infamatory Bowel Diseases is encouraging.
Given how much this therapy is catching on, it will be a matter of time for clinical trials to be expanded into other areas. Borody wrote a paper on "FMT -Emerging applications", so lets hope more clinical trials are undertaken.
You need to check the clinical trial details that are in the links. I do not know what protocols are being used, with the exception of the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada trials. I know someone whose boyfriend is in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada UC trial, and prescreened stool was supplied. However, in the multi-site trial, which has Kingston, Ontario as a location, the Kingston location requires people to supply thier own donor.
Good luck to you.
As Alfredson said however, we now need researchers to start looking at this as a potential treatment for IBS also.
Do you know if they are supplying the donor, or if you have to find for yourself the donor and come with him to them ? and if they supply him, what screen test they are doing?
I'm sure atleast someone might get into this!
Want to buy IBS clinical trial