Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea News

Dental Antibiotics Could Be Adding to C difficile Cases - Medscape



Medscape
 
Dental Antibiotics Could Be Adding to C difficile Cases 
Medscape
C difficile infections are the primary cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea, and antibiotic use is one of the top risk factors. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show there were nearly half a million C difficile ...

 


New diarrhea guidelines stress implications of molecular tests - CIDRAP



CIDRAP
 
New diarrhea guidelines stress implications of molecular tests 
CIDRAP
New guidelines for diagnosing and managing infectious diarrhea stress that improved tests are capable of detecting multiple organisms in the same patient, which may create a need for infectious disease expertise in interpreting and acting on the ...

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IDSA Infectious Diarrhea guidelines recommend when to test, when to treat - EurekAlert (press release)



IDSA Infectious Diarrhea guidelines recommend when to test, when to treat 
EurekAlert (press release)
The new infectious diarrhea guidelines provide an update of the 2001 guidelines. While the guidelines mention travel-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile diarrhea, other more-specific guidelines on those topics provide detailed guidance and ...

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Patients Alter Behavior After C. difficile Encounter - MD Magazine



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Patients Alter Behavior After C. difficile Encounter 
MD Magazine
Researchers from the Loyola University in Chicago used a computer algorithm to search 7 Chicago-area hospital records to identify recurrent C. difficile infected patients. The patients, infected and reinfected within 5?15 days of the initial episode ...

 


Infections by C.diff bacteria are on the rise and can cause serious problems - Washington Post



Washington Post
 
Infections by C.diff bacteria are on the rise and can cause serious problems 
Washington Post
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. Antibiotics treat infections but can cause them, too. In fact, a study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine documents an alarming rise in the number of ...

 


C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals - TheHorse.com



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C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals 
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Necrotizing enterocolitis (damage and death of cells in small intestine and colon) is a serious disease of sudden onset in foals less than 4-6 days of age associated with a high death rate, despite therapeutic interventions. Clinical ... colic, and ...

 


MEDICAL INSIGHTS: Interval update - Aiken Standard



Aiken Standard
 
MEDICAL INSIGHTS: Interval update 
Aiken Standard
Fecal Microbiota Transplant, or FMT, is highly effective in treating recurrent relapsing C difficult diarrhea when the standard treatments of Flagyl and or Vancomycin are not curative. C.difficile is the most common cause of hospital acquired or ...

 


Taking Prophylactic Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures Is Rarely Necessary And Can Make You Sick - Forbes



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Taking Prophylactic Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures Is Rarely Necessary And Can Make You Sick 
Forbes
... but antibiotics can make the bacteria turn deadly. The problem is that antibiotics not only wipe out bad bugs but also the good, protective bacteria in the gut, giving C. diff room to spread out and inflame the large intestine, resulting in ...
Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases | CIDRAP CIDRAP
Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection Science Daily
Study: C. Diff Cases Tied to Antibiotics for Dental Work MedPage Today
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The Healthy Geezer: Dangerous diarrhea-causing germ is spreading - Times Herald-Record



Times Herald-Record
 
The Healthy Geezer: Dangerous diarrhea-causing germ is spreading 
Times Herald-Record
It gave him terrible diarrhea. Do you know what this is? A: The doctors were referring to the bacterium Clostridium difficile, which is often called C. diff or C. difficile. There's a good chance you'll be hearing more about C. diff because infections ...

 


Ribaxamase Protects Gut Microbiome, Cuts Opportunistic C. diff Risk - Monthly Prescribing Reference



Ribaxamase Protects Gut Microbiome, Cuts Opportunistic C. diff Risk 
Monthly Prescribing Reference
SAN DIEGO?Ribaxamase is associated with reduced risk for new, opportunistic Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in hospital patients, according to findings from a multinational, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2b study presented at IDWeek ...