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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.


The Clinical Significance of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infections
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; Erik Dubberke, MD; Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; and Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS, provide an overview of Clostridium difficile and highlight common presenting factors of the disease in hospital settings and community practices.
What Are the Risk Factors for <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection?
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains the risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection.
What is the Estimated Burden of <i>C. difficile</i> in the United States?
Paul Feuerstadt, MD, sheds light on the estimated burden of C. difficile infection in the United States.
How Antibiotics Impact Bile Acid Composition & Can Result in CDI
Norman B. Javitt, MD, PhD, explains how antibiotics can impact bile acid composition and result in Clostridium difficile infection.
How Are Current Infection Control Measures Falling Short Against <i>C. difficile</i>?
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, discusses current infection control measures taken to prevent C. difficile and the reasons why they are falling short.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A Brief History
Sahil Khanna, MBBS, MS, provides a brief overview of the history of fecal microbiota transplantation.
Treating <i>C. difficile</i>: The Downside to Current Approaches
Stuart Johnson, MD, discusses the disadvantages to some of the current approaches used to treat C. difficile.
What Are the Major Challenges Associated with Diagnosing CDI?
Ferric Fang, MD, explains the major challenges associated with diagnosing Clostridium difficile infection.
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