January 21st, 2013


Medical fun

In case someone ever wonders why I enjoy my job so much... where else would I get paid to read news like these, among other things?

Adding fecal infusion to vancomycin, with or without bowel lavage, was significantly more effective than the drug regimens alone at treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, researchers found.

Basically, you take a healthy donor's shit, dilute it, and infuse into the bowel of the patient. Fun. Almost as much fun as swallowing worm eggs to treat inflammatory diseases.

You can read the full article here: http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/GeneralInfectiousDisease/36880