A Crap Idea

by duncanr

‘C. Diff’ (or clostridium difficile, to give it it’s proper name) is a nasty little bug that commonly affects folk admitted to hospital.

Conventional treatment with anti-biotics is both expensive and unreliable, with a 20% failure rate on first administrations and a 60% chance of recurrence.

An cheaper and more effective alternative to antibiotics (with a 90 % success rate) is ‘fecal implants’ administered to the patient either through an enema or a tube down their nostrils (not many people would be too keen to injest it by mouth obviously)

Apparently, Australia is a good source of shit (I’m saying nothing) with special donor banks

Read more here – http://tinyurl.com/5v3us8v

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