Faecal Microbiome Transplant (FMT) is a process whereby faecal bacteria from a healthy, screened donor is put into the colon of the recipient using a simple catheter, this is done by Nurses. Generally speaking, this is conducted for 10 treatments.
The Dove Clinic uses faecal transplants which are obtained from the Taymount Clinic. These implants are screened by the Taymount Clinic before they are sent to Dove Clinic. In light of recent media coverage from the USA, the Taymount issued the following statement on the safety of their implants:
Medical news from America recently has featured the sad death of an immune-compromised patient receiving a “fecal transplant” as part of a clinical trial in America. We wish to add our condolences to the patient’s family at this difficult time. It is emerging that US clinicians supplying the “fecal transplant” material failed to adequately screen the donor(s) for antibiotic-resistant strains of the pathogenic ESBL-producing E. coli bacteria. Whilst infection with ESBL E coli species frequently has little effect on a healthy person, when a patient whose immune system is grossly compromised is exposed to it it can lead to fatal results.
Taymount wishes to make a comment on this situation: Firstly the Taymount Laboratories screening process has always screened for the pathogens associated with this tragic event. To continue reading click here
New Research Published
Dr Kenyon publishes new Faecal Microbiome Transplant research. Published in July 2019 in the Human Microbiome Journal. A Retrospective Outcome Study of 42 Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 30 of Whom had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Half were treated with oral approaches, and half were treated with Faecal Microbiome Transplantation. click here
Regarding human health and Faecal Microbiome Transplants there have been thousands of papers published over the last few years linking changes in gut flora composition to allergies, asthma, obesity, cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis. This does not mean that this treatment is curative for these conditions but the outcomes from this kind of treatment have been remarkable. These outcomes having been anecdotal, have not yet fed into significant size Randomised Control Studies, so these have yet to be done on the various conditions mentioned using this approach.
To continue reading this information, please download our information document – Faecal Microbiome Transplants – a full introduction
We have had encouraging results with treating neurological illnesses using Fecal Microbiome Transplantation. Parkinson’s Disease is very relevant in this area and the science that underpins it is available here – Click Here for Parkinson’s and microbiome information
If you want to watch a short video about the function of the microbiome, please take a look at this film. We didn’t produce it but we think it explains the function well. https://youtu.be/YB-8JEo_0bl
Further information is available freely on the following download links
Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease, characterised by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically itchy, red and scaly. Psoriasis varies in severity from small, localised patches, to complete body coverage. It is a distressing condition. To continue reading, please click here.
A recent review explores the impact of dietary components and dietary patterns on the gut microbiome – Gut Microbiota Research and Practice|
New paper co-authored by Dr Julian Kenyon – Potential clinical usefulness of gut microbiome testing in a variety of clinical conditions
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