Thursday, May 25, 2006

Most Disgusting Thing I Read Today

So of course, I must share. I'm looking forward to the day I see my sister the RN blogging about her first poop transplant (and look, LissyJo, they're discussing it at the allnurses forum!).
In a surprise twist, three doctors from Duluth, Minnesota decided to use poop to help cure their patients. Doctors Johannes Aas[1], Charles E. Gessert, and Johan S. Bakken used a stool transplants to cure reoccurring Clostridium difficile Colitis in 16 of their patients. You read correctly. Sick patients received stool from stool donors and became healthy because of the stool transplants. [via MNSpeak - good for the comments]

If you think it's fake, you can always go verify at Johns Hopkins.


MeanMrMustard said...

No, this is actually true. In fact, Kristi tells me that the Red Cross is opening a Poop Center in Bloomington. Apparently they'll be doing something similar to apheresis there -- extracting the needed parts of the poop (particularly swallowed coins) and returning the unused part of the poop to the donor.

Or maybe I made that up. I dunno.

She says said...

Dang, that just isn't something you want to read over coffee.