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Fæcestransplantationer is a really good business

Indlæggelsestiden for seriously ill tarmpatienter can almost be halved, and the same can cost, if they get a healthy person's stool into the abdomen instead of being filled with antibiotics.

the Effect of the so-called fæcestransplantationer with the probe, capsules or colonoscopy has been known for some time.

But now is it documented, how much health care can save on the popularly said to use the field of transplants rather than medicine.

By following 50 patients, researchers at Aarhus university Hospital, Aarhus University and Aalborg University as the first in the world established that the treatment of patients with the so-called dræberdiarré Clostridium difficile has saved the society of eight-nine million dollars.

the Patients went from being hospitalized 37 days to 20 days in the year after fæcestransplantation. It is attention-grabbing is that the treatment usually works after a few hours, says Christian Lodberg Sharp.

He is a senior physician at the Liver, Stomach and intestinal Diseases at Aarhus university Hospital and clinical associate professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University.

the Study is just published in the scientific journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology.

it shows that The expenditures per patient in average decreases from 420.000 to 243.000 dkk per year.

Christian Lodberg Sharp hope that the treatment in the future can be disseminated, so that the very sick patients quickly sent to the fæcestransplantation, before they have to go through antibiotikabehandlinger, which threatens to destroy their gut even more.

He collaborates with professor Lars Holger Ehlers from the University of Aalborg in CEFTA, the Center for Fæcestransplantation at Aarhus university Hospital, as well as professor Tine Rask Licht of the Technical University of Denmark and doctor Christian Erikstrup from Blodbank and Immunology at Aarhus university Hospital.

With the support of the innovation foundation are working CEFTA to make the stool from the healthy and tested donors to the Danish standard therapy. Among other things, by building a fæcesbank in Aarhus (a la the blood bank.

- We have a treatment which is effective and saves society millions of dollars each month, says Christian Lodberg.

100 patients get each year a fæcestransplantation

About 4000 patients are affected annually by dræberdiarré. About one in four will get it again and again. 25 percent of them die. The rest often get a number of antibiotikabehandlinger, before some of them fæcestransplanteres, as it is not yet standard therapy.

* are conducted annually around 100 Danish fæcestransplantationer.

* the Need is estimated to be 500.

* the Patients are typically healthy, a few hours after that they have got the alien feces via the probe, the tablet or through the rectum.

* The more sick they are, the better the effect.

* research thoroughly in, on fæcestransplantationer can also help other patients with diseases such as obesity, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. The results are so far not convincing.

Source: Aarhus university Hospital.

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