THE Centre for Digestive Diseases is in desperate need of your poo. And while it might be a little be awkward — it could actually save a life. The Five Dock Clinic centre is running low on stool donations, which they treat and develop into capsules to treat help those with various gastrointestinal diseases.
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AFR | Can antibiotics heal inflammatory bowel disease? This Sydney banker lives with controlled Crohn’s disease
After enduring the ravages of inflammatory bowel disease, a Sydney banker has found a path to wellbeing.
What if a common incurable and debilitating inflammatory bowel disease that destroys lives and often leads to surgery and removal of the bowel, was caused by a bacteria? Bacteria that could be treated with just antibiotics.
Kimberley Coleman weighed 38kg, could not walk and was about to have her bowel removed. She had been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease a year earlier, but her condition deteriorated rapidly.
Feeling nauseous, drained of energy and bloated may be about to change for those living with Crohn’s. New Zealand is one of six countries participating in a study aiming to combat the gastrointestinal disease that affects more than 20,000 Kiwis.
The Sydney Morning Herald | Westmead Hospital to offer life-saving, stomach-churning, poo transplant cure
“It was the worst time in my life,” Samar Munoz says of the superbug that ravaged her body. Daily antibiotics were not strong enough to fight off the Clostridium difficile (C. diff) attacking her guts for nearly 15 years. In January, and then again in May, she found herself fighting for her life in intensive care.
“It is exciting to finally see that the Gastroenterology Society of Australia(GESA) has given its seal of approval to encourage doctors throughout Australia to treat patients with faecal transplants for Clostridium difficile infection.
A world-renowned Australian gastroenterologist who has pioneered and improved treatments for duodenal ulcers to Crohn’s disease visits Israel for the first time.