Dr. Ertan Beyatlı

When can a Stool Transplant be done?

(Update: ) - Digestive System Diseases

What is a Stool Transplant?

In short, this process is like resetting or formatting the computer.

Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), where the fecal material is mixed with saline or other solution, stretched, and is colonoscopy, endoscopyis a procedure in which it is placed through a sigmoidoscopy or an enema.

Fecal transplantation is often used in cases of colon overfilling to bad bacteria, especially Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), Instead of good bacteria killed or suppressed by the use of antibiotics. This infection (C. diff. Colitis) often results in debilitating, sometimes fatal diarrhea.

Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI)

C. diff. It is a very serious infection and cases are increasing worldwide. The CDC reports that approximately 347.000 people in the US alone were diagnosed with this infection in 2012. At least 14.000 of them died.

Also in fecal transplantation irritable bowel syndromeCrohn's disease and ulcerative colitis Promising results have been obtained with many digestive system or auto-immune diseases such as. It is also used elsewhere in the world, although more research is needed in other areas.

History of FMT

Fecal transplantation first, “yellow soupIt was documented in the 4th century of China known as ”.
It has been used in veterinary medicine for more than 100 years and has been used in many countries as the first line of defense or the preferred form of treatment that has been regularly used for decades.

Fecal transplantation has been used sporadically in the USA since the 1950s without much editing. It has gained popularity in the US over the past few years, although experts estimate that the total number of treatments in the US to date is under 500 patients.

In late 2013, the FDA announced that Fecal was classified as both New Research (IND) and Biological, and only physicians with an approved IND practice would be allowed to continue performing a fecal transplant.

This resulted in fewer than 20 doctors allowed to perform a fecal transplant in the USA. There was an atmosphere of opposition between physicians and patients, and on June 17, 2013, the FDA reversed their positions and announced that qualified physicians could continue to do FMT for relatives. Only with signed consent from patients and tested donor stool.

This has led to more physicians starting fecal transplantation, but there are still a limited number serving the large population in need of treatment. There are many patients who do not have donors to help them. In fact, there are many patients who have never heard of this treatment method. It is estimated to be over 90%.

In all documentation, as far back as the 4th century China, there has never been one serious adverse event reported from fecal transplantation.

Stool Transplant
Stool Transplant

Highly effective treatment

Fecal Transplant is a low cost, low risk, highly effective treatment. It is not currently covered by most insurance companies because it is still classified as an experimental treatment.

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