Frozen feces and nose tubes may ease fecal transplants

April 24, 2014 4:14 AM

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Frozen feces and nose tubes may ease fecal transplants

The biggest problem with a medical procedure known as fecal transplant is not what many people might imagine — the yuck factor. People who could benefit from the treatment tend to get over that quickly when they hear it might cure them of C. difficile, a nasty bacterial infection that can cause months of recurring diarrhea, doctors say.

Instead, inconvenience, costs and other logistical factors are getting in the way of more widespread use, say researchers who today report some progress on overcoming those barriers.

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