Dr. Silvio Najt (1952 – 2016), pioneer in the field of FMT and founder of Newbery Medicine FMT

Dr. Silvio Najt, the founder of Newbery Medicine and a recognized leader in the development of FMT protocols, unexpectedly died last week from heart failure. We, his colleagues at Newbery Medical, are enormously saddened by his passing. We have lost a great friend and highly respected colleague. All of us will miss him enormously. Our…

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Inflammatory Bowel disease affects the outcome of FMT for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

Very interesting paper by one of the leading groups in the field of FMTs. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Affects the Outcome of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (February 22, 2016) We may extract a number of novel discoveries found reported in this paper: • We already knew that patients…

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Help! My child has diarrhea

Diarrhea is a symptom that could be the result of something wrong in the gut. The first response of the gut when something is not working as usual, is trying to “clean” the area by increasing the speed of the transit of its content. Also by decreasing the reabsortion of liquid and therefore the consistency…

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There is blood in my son’s poop!

Blood that is seen along with poo can be a minor (local) problem or a life-threatening medical emergency. There are a lot of factors to be considered when assessing bleeding with stools, first the amount of blood, but as this is almost impossible to measure and blood deeply stains everything, what counts is how frequent…

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