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Analyzing first fecal transplant death: Donor stool wasn’t tested for rare E. coli strain

This spring, a 73-year-old man with a rare blood condition became the first person to die from drug-resistant bacteria found ...
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Forget fecal transplants—vaginal fluid swaps could ‘revolutionize’ women’s health

In the afterglow of successful fecal transplants, researchers are now sniffing around vaginal fluids for the next possible bodily product ...
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Infographic: How fecal transplants work against recurrent C. diff infections

Today’s data show that fecal transplants cure 80 percent to 90 percent of patients with recurrent C. diff infections—and doctors ...
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Patient death prompts new rules for fecal transplants: ‘Why weren’t these guidelines already in place?’

In June [2019], after a patient died and another was sickened from a fecal transplant that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the ...
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Fecal transplant industry needs a lot of ‘quality’ poop. Where does it come from?

To reset the microbiome, the best medicine comes from the last place you’d expect: a fecal transplant, in which a ...
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FDA regulatory dilemma: Are fecal transplants drugs, human tissue, or something new?

For the past several years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been trying to figure out how to regulate ...