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Postby askatoch » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:55 pm

my mother in law was being treated on chemotherapy for cancer and ended up with candida albicans toxicity.
she was given expired TPN (Total Parental Nutrient) through central line at 1330 and her body temperature rised and she went into toxic shock.
the hospital reports that it was due to over growth of candida in her body though the central line was found infected
I would like to know what is the rate of candida growth in immunosuppresent patient
If someone can provide reference about expired TPN infection I shall appreciate

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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:52 am

Maybe this article would help you :)

The Colon Therapists Network (November 15, 2005)

Yeast infections (Candida albicans) can multiple at an accelerated rate and cause chronic health consequences in women and men

Yeast — Candida albicans — is a normal bacterial inhabitant of the human digestive tract.

Generally, the ratio of Candida in a healthy intestinal tract, is one cell to one million other bacteria.

But, due to various factors, including, but not limited to, antibiotic over-use, lack of dietary fiber, and a compromised digestive/elimination system, an overgrowth of yeast and fungus can occur.

What is yeast overgrowth?

Candida lives naturally in our intestinal tract, until the intestinal ecology becomes toxic, at which point candida multiples at an accelerated rate that causes chronic health consequences.

Yeast is a fungus, a microscopic-size parasite-type organism.

Candida lives and thrives in a dark, warm, moist environment — specifically in the mouth, digestive tract and vagina. It is a single-cell microorganism that develops feeding tubes called hyphae, which grow directly into the intestinal walls causing them to become porous and allowing toxins and undigested proteins and carbohydrates to flow through the bowel wall, only to be absorbed into the body and the blood stream — clinically known as intestinal permeability, and commonly known as leaky gut syndrome.

The fungal toxins created by Candida overgrowth can enter the bloodstream through the bowel wall — the most common toxin is acetaldehyde — a major waste-product of the yeast fungal organism, a poison converted by the liver into alcohol.

What causes candida yeast overgrowth?
* Birth control pills
* Cortisone drugs
* Nutritional deficiencies
* Overly acid pH
* Over-consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates
* Transmission vaginally from an infected partner
* Higher progesterone levels causing increased PMS and symptoms
during pregnancy
* Repeated antibiotic use that destroy all the intestinal bacteria,
good and bad
* NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen)

What are the consequences of yeast overgrowth?

During the growth process of Candida albicans, toxic materials are emitted and spread throughout the body, producing the following symptoms/disorders:

Digestive System — bloating, gas, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation, inability to lose weight, insulin resistance.

Nervous System — chronic fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, memory loss, brain-fog, depression and chronic insomnia. In children, hyperactivity, autism, quick anger "short fuse," and short attention span.

Skin — hives, eczema, psoriasis, profuse sweating without physical exertion, acne, and nail fungus.

Genito-urinary Tract — in women, mild to severe PMS symptoms including: depression, mood swings, fluid retention, cramps, recurrent vaginal or bladder infections, loss of sexual desire, crying for no unknown reason. In men, chronic rectal or anal itching, recurrent prostatitis, impotence, genital and inner thigh rashes.

Endocrine System — thyroid dysfunction, adrenal "burn-out", pancreatic disorder. These disruptions cause symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, low body temperature, tingling and numbness in fingers, feet and toes, sugar and carbohydrate cravings and insulin resistance.

Generalized Immune System — recurrent infections of especially the ears, nose, throat, respiratory and vaginal/genital areas.

Hypersensitivity Syndrome — this occurs as the body attempts to neutralize candida overgrowth by producing antibodies (proteins) in an attempt to neutralize the overgrowth. These antibodies cause the body to become hypersensitive to molds, foods and environmental factors.

What else do you need to do to eradicate candida yeast?

During and after cleansing with CandaCleanse, dietary changes are imperative to maintain a healthy balance. Eliminate all fruit and fruit juices, sugar, honey, fructose, maple syrup, bovine dairy products, soy sauce, mushrooms, yeast-based breads and baked goods, and peanuts.

Limit your consumption of carbohydrate foods such as rice, pasta and breads to three to four servings daily (one serving equals 1 slice of bread, or 1/2 c. cooked rice or pasta). These carbs convert to sugar; therefore, a modified diabetic-type diet is also an anti-yeast diet.

Drink plenty of pure water to amount to at least 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight daily (example: a 150 pound person needs to consume 75 oz. of water or roughly 9 glasses).

Re-populate health-enhancing microorganisms in the intestinal tract with complexes of acidophilus and bifidus such as Caprobiotics Plus.

Maintain healthy intestinal ecology by performing periodic colon fiber cleanses along with daily fiber supplementation such as the ingredients contained in CapraCleanse.

Enhance digestion by supplementing with digestive enzymes, like CapraZyme, for better absorption and elimination.

Many researchers now believe that certain forms of yeast can travel through the blood and eventually inhabit any organ of the body.

“Yeast is NOT killed by antibiotics, but rather flourish in the resulting intestinal imbalance of "friendly" bacteria. After antibiotic therapy is complete, the reduced population of friendly bacteria allows yeast to multiply at alarming rates, releasing excessive toxins into the body. In turn, Candida overgrowth also releases toxins that then weaken the body's overall immune function.” — Dr. Gloria Gilbère.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:04 pm

I think TPN is for Total Parenteral Nutrition/Nutrient, if I am not mistaken.

So, this is about TPN, hope it also help you :)


from: Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl. 1996;218:50-5

Effects of parenteral nutrients on gastrointestinal motility and secretion

by Masclee AA, Gielkens HA, Lam WF, de Boer SY, Lamers CB.
Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Leiden, The Netherlands

BACKGROUND: The stimulation of gastrointestinal motility and secretion during nutrient digestion is generally divided into a cephalic, gastric and intestinal phase. Little is known about the effects of macronutrients on gastrointestinal function during the postabsorptive or circulatory phase of digestion. METHODS: Review of studies investigating the effects of circulating macro-nutrients such as fat, amino acids and glucose on gastrointestinal motility and secretion. RESULTS: Intravenous infusion of fat emulsions delays gastric emptying and interrupts the interdigestive intestinal motor pattern. Intravenous amino acids, administered in high doses, stimulate gastric acid secretion, pancreatic secretion, gallbladder contraction, and intestinal motility. Patients receiving total parental nutrition (TPN) have inert gallbladders and are at risk of developing gallbladder sludge and stones. Administering a proportion of the daily amino acid requirement by rapid intravenous infusion may prove useful in the prevention of sludge and stone formation during TPN by promoting gallbladder contraction. Intravenous infusion of glucose, already at physiological postprandial plasma levels, inhibits gastrointestinal motility and secretion. The inhibitory effect of glucose is dose-dependent, that is, more pronounced at higher plasma glucose levels. Recent studies have indicated that in patients with diabetes mellitus alterations in gastrointestinal function are related to the degree of hyperglycaemia. CONCLUSIONS: Nutrients during the circulatory phase of digestion influence gastrointestinal motility and secretion. Knowledge of these effects is relevant for conditions with increased plasma levels of macro-nutrients such as in patients with diabetes mellitus or during total parenteral nutrition.
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Postby ddx118 » Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:51 pm

Dear Katoch,
I also struggle with candidiasis. I use a very powerful yet gentle treatment which can be found and ordered most easily from a website by Whole Approach out of Wisconsin. I highly recommend it. Good luck to her!

Dear Dr. Stein,
Do you think it could be possible a chronic yeast condition could result in sufficient levels of fungus in my blood such that I could sustain, even attract, skin parasites? Could this explain why I am susceptible and others around me are not?
Thanks for GREAT info on candida.

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