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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.

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Common Food Additive Linked with Increased Virulence of <em>C. difficile</em>
Investigators from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have discovered that a common food additive, trehalose (an artificial sugar frequently derived from mushrooms or seaweed), can be linked with the increase and severity of outbreaks involving 2 strains of Clostridium difficile.
Nurses Can Play a Bigger Role in Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
A recent webinar hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and nursing organizations highlighted the important role of nurses in implementing hospital antibiotic stewardship programs.
Contemplating Regulatory Frameworks for FMT
Authors of a new Policy Forum suggest an alternative approach to regulating fecal microbiota transplantation.
Current Understanding of the Dominant Strains of <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; Erik Dubberke, MD; and Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, classify the various strains of Clostridium difficile and the factors that differentiate each type and discuss patients’ resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics for the infection.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of December 3rd
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Are FMT Capsules the Next Big Thing for Recurrent <i>C. difficile</i> Treatment?
A team of investigators explores if fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) capsules are just as effective as treatment via colonoscopy.
How <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Affects the Gastrointestinal System
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; and Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS, discuss the pathophysiology of Clostridium difficile infection and its impact on the gastrointestinal system.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of November 26, 2017
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