Stool transplant offers hope to treat alcoholic hepatitis


Researchers at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) have successfully completed a pilot study on using stool transplant to treat severe alcoholic hepatitis. The process involved delivery of prescreened, healthy stool to a patient from a relative.

The result of the research, which has been peer-reviewed and published in the latest issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology -a reputed medical journal, shows 87.5% of such patients survived for over a year compared to 33.3% of those receiving standard treatment.

The hospital got 195 patients with alcoholic liver disease from December 2014 to February 2015 when the study was conducted, said Dr Cyriac Abby Philips, the lead researcher...................Read more

 

Source: The Times of India


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