(Flickr photo (cropped) by Francis Bourgouin).
Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here’s what it’s about:
Clostridium difficile infections can cause devastating diarrhea. Although it may be treated with various high-potency antibiotics, it doesn’t always respond and may come back time after time. One unique treatment aims at repopulating the gut with beneficial bacteria to crowd out the C. diff.
We hear from one woman whose recurrent C. diff infections nearly killed her. A stool transplant saved her life. We also talk with a physician who has become renowned for his pioneering work in applying new technology to this unexpectedly old healing approach.
Guests: Catherine Duff is founder and president of the Fecal Transplant Foundation. The website is thefecaltransplantfoundation.org. The photo is of Ms. Duff.
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, is Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is chief emeritus of gastroenterology at Montefiore University Hospital in New York and a past president of the American College of Gastroenterology.
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