In an effort to deliver ‘good bacteria’ to the bowels of people who have lost their normal bacterial flora, there are many different approaches underway. Delivering the fecal material via colonoscopy has generally been the method of choice, but given the challenges involved in rectal administration, many researchers are looking at oral routes using encapsulated microbiota.
A recent report using frozen fecal material in capsules has shown promise, with the idea that oral ingestion is a simple and quick means of replenishing the requisite bacteria.
Studying patients with difficult to treat antibiotic-induced diarrhea (called C diff diarrhea) these researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital were able to resolve the C diff infection in otherwise resistant patients using a frozen oral capsule technique. Simple and efficient….read more>>>>HERE.