Risk and rewards of fecal transplants

Glauser, Wendy
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, p541
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the risk and advantages of fecal transplant. It says that some doctors have used fecal transplant, which involves introduction of saline-diluted fecal matter into a patient's gastrointestinal tract via a nasoduodenal catheter or enema, to treat Clostridium difficile infection. It tells that few doctors, like Thomas Louie of Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, have even perform the transplant in patient's home to avoid administrative conflict with local health officials


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