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Fecal transplant recommended in UK to treat bowel infections - 08/31/2022

Fecal transplant recommended in UK to treat bowel infections – 08/31/2022

Clinical trials have shown this method to be more effective than antibiotics, which can develop resistance and, in some cases, ‘superbugs’.

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) recommends faecal transplantation as a treatment for intestinal infections.

For now, turn is indicated For those who have had two or more cases of bacterial infection Clostridium difficile, a microorganism that is not easily defeated by currently available antibiotics. This bacterium can cause infection when there is an imbalance in the gut microbiome – the collection of microscopic organisms that inhabit the digestive system and are so important to our health.

One of the factors that create this beneficial intestinal imbalance C. Difficulty It is only the use of antibiotics.

Briefly, a stool transplant involves transplanting “good” gut bacteria found in the stool of a healthy donor into the patient’s body.

Transplantation can occur by endoscopy (in which instruments and bacterial samples are introduced through the nose or mouth), by colonoscopy (where the procedure begins through the anus), or by pills prepared in a laboratory.

Clinical trials published in recent years have shown the opposite of this treatment C. Difficulty It is more effective and cheaper compared to antibiotics, which this “superbug” is resistant to.

For now, fecal transplantation in Brazil is still considered an experimental procedure, used only when other treatment options do not work as expected.

C. Common symptoms of difficile infection

  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain

NICE estimates that between 450 and 500 people in the UK could undergo faecal transplants, saving thousands of pounds by reducing antibiotic prescriptions.

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A study Made in 2018 In Brazil, in the southern and southeastern regions, three infections are estimated C. Difficulty per thousand hospitalized patients.

Mark Chapman, NICE’s director of clinical technology, said: “Using this treatment could also help reduce dependence on antibiotics.”

“That, in turn, could reduce the risks of antimicrobial resistance,” he declared.

– This text was originally published https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-62736711

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