Dr. Mike Edmond: “Great news for patients with C. Difficile”
Dr. Edmond is the Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health and serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist for the VCU Health System. He posted about OpenBiome on the blog, Controversies in Hospital Prevention. Here is an excerpt:
Yesterday I stumbled on OpenBiome’s website and as I explored it I was nearly euphoric. […] The company provides processed, frozen human stool from donors that have been carefully selected and screened for multiple infectious diseases at least twice, at a cost that’s 1/6 the price of me testing one donor, and 5 to 14-fold cheaper than the drugs that these patients have taken without success.
Read the full post here.