Fecal Transplant – A Kind Of Hardcore Therapy

There are a large number and variety of microorganisms in the human gut, including harmful bacteria and beneficial bacteria, which maintain a dynamic balance. The essence of fecal transplantation is to transplant probiotics into the intestines of patients to maintain the balance of intestinal flora.

In 2006, an old lady from the University of Amsterdam Medical Center in the Netherlands came in, 81 years old.

The cause is a complication caused by a urinary tract infection. The body has a serious acne, a high fever, and can not eat.

The doctor used a lot of antibiotics for the old lady, and the result was counterproductive. Antibiotics killed the normal intestinal flora of the old lady, and Clostridium difficile took the opportunity to infect the intestines, causing severe diarrhea and enteritis. The doctor quickly rushed to the old lady with vancomycin, an antibiotic against C. difficile. But while the priest climbs a post, the devil climbs ten. It doesn't take long for the C. difficile to be mutated, which is resistant to vancomycin.

A young doctor named Max Nieuwdorp did not give up. He checked a lot of life science research topics literature and an "old" article attracted him. It is like discovering a magical work that has been lost for many years from a large number of books.

In fact, the article is not particularly "old", published in 1958, introduced a hardcore therapy called "fecal transplant".

Nieuwdorp looked at the dying old lady in the hospital bed and decided to try it out. It was not from the orthodox, even with a hint of "evil charm." Nieuwdorp first cleaned the old lady's intestines, washed as many Clostridium difficiles as possible, and then asked the old lady's son for a few faeces…... and then mixed the extract of the feces with the salt, using nasal feeding. The tube is injected directly into the intestines of the old lady.

Three days later - yes, after only three days, the old lady left the hospital on her own.

Nieuwdorp couldn't believe that his "fighting a losing battle" initiative saved a person in such a short period of time.

Nieuwdorp has used the "fecal transplant" method in more patients infected with C. difficile. Because this "Kung Fu" is too disgusting, Nieuwdorp always secretly make it when colleagues go out to eat… The magic is In the end, 6 patients who underwent “fecal transplant” recovered without exception.

Nieuwdorp introduced his successful experience at an internal meeting of the hospital, but was questioned and even ridiculed.

However, Nieuwdorp was not discouraged. After years of persistence and hard work, he became one of the leading experts in the field of “fecal transplant” treatment. "Fecal transplantation" is gradually accepted by more doctors and is expected to enter the mainstream medical system.

Fecal Transplant - A Kind Of Hardcore Therapy
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What kind of logic is the “feces transplant” method based on?

It turns out that there are a large number and variety of microorganisms in the human gut, including harmful bacteria and beneficial bacteria, which maintain a dynamic balance. When harmful bacteria multiply (such as accidentally eating spoiled food), or the use of antibiotics kills a large number of beneficial bacteria, the intestinal microflora will be out of balance. In general, the unbalanced gut flora will restore its own balance, but in some serious cases, such as the old lady in the above case, the condition is too serious and the intestinal flora cannot recover.

At the same time, in the feces of healthy people, there is an almost complete set of intestinal flora, which is transplanted into the patient's body, just like when there is no way to go, suddenly a large-scale reinforcements are coming. And the harmful bacteria surface collapses immediately.

"Fecal transplantation" is both old and novel

"Ancient" is that in China in the 4th century AD, a famous doctor named Ge Hong used "fecal transplant" to treat food poisoning and diarrhea. "Innovative" is that today, only a small number of people have accepted this therapy, and still need a lot of clinical experiments to verify its reliability and safety.

We are even more eager to uncover the veil of “feces transplant” and face the essence of it. We are actually transplanting probiotics for intestinal health into the intestines of patients. One day, we no longer need to use hardcore feces and extract them directly for pure probiotics. This day will not be far away.