In this video from WAidid, Professor Franco Scaldaferri talks about why fecal transplantation for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients is a such a hot topic right now in gastroenterology.
Prof. Scaldaferri discusses the potential of treating IBD by using fecal transplantation to induce remission in patients with mild to moderate cases of the condition.
Fecal transplantation refers to a procedure where fecal stools are collected from a healthy donor then mixed with saline and transplanted into the IBD patient. The good microbiota from the donor is said to help the patient build up their own supply which has been depleted or killed off by either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
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