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The Contagion® C. Difficile specialty page provides c. difficile-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

C. DIFFICILE VIDEOS - Page 1

Factors That Impact <i>C. difficile</i> Infection Recurrence
Following a discussion on how to monitor patients with Clostridium difficile for a response to treatment, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, remark on the risk of recurrence and management of patients’ post therapy and how to proceed if recurrence occurs.
Contaminated Hospital Mattresses Act as Vector for Drug-Resistant Infections
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses how contaminated hospital mattresses act as a vector for spreading drug-resistant infections.
Ridinilazole Shows Superior Efficacy for Treatment of <i>C. diff</i> in Phase 2 Study
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses how ridinilazole showed superior efficacy for the treatment of C. diff when compared with vancomycin in a phase 2 study.
Preparing to Ensure Effective Stock & Delivery of Future <i>C. diff</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, discusses what is needed to ensure that a future C. diff vaccine is adequately stocked and delivered to wherever individuals show up for vaccination.
Current Guidance for <i>C. diff</i> Disinfection in Health Care Facilities
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, discusses current guidance for disinfection practices against C. diff.
Monitoring for Treatment Response in <i>C. difficile</i>
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, highlight markers that may suggest a treatment response in patients who are receiving therapy for Clostridium difficile and discuss how providers are making decisions to manage these patients.
Cost-Benefit of Investing in Launderable Mattress Covers to Prevent CDIs
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses the cost benefit of investing in launderable hospital mattress covers to prevent CDIs.
How Does Ridinilazole Compare with Other Antibiotics That Target <i>C. diff</i>?
Dr. Richard Vickers, explains how ridinilazole is unique in its spectrum of activity compared with other antibiotics that target C. diff and have been approved or are in development.
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