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Fecal transplants could prevent 12,000 C.difficile deaths a year, but one person died, so lets wait – July 2019

Fact: 15,000 people are dying each year in US hospitals due to Clostridioides difficile
Fact: Fecal Transplants have been found to prevent at least 80% of Clostridioides difficile deaths
Fact: One person died one year of Fecal Translant (the donor had a deadly infection)
Conclusion: Let 11,999 people die each year until we agree on how to inspect the fecal transplants for infections

  • We're Starting to Harness the Microbiome to Treat Disease – Scientific American, Aug 2019
  • Clostridioides difficile infection Wikipedia
    • “Fecal bacteriotherapy, also known as a stool transplant, is roughly 85% to 90% effective in those for whom antibiotics have not worked.”
  • Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – June 2019
    • “Efficacy rates ranged from 43.8% to 96.2% with FMT, and safety data were relatively similar”
  • Fecal transplants greatly reduce Clostridium difficile - RCT June 2018

Vitamin D also fights C.diff

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