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Researchers Investigate FMT in Metabolic Syndrome
In a new literature review, researchers from the Netherlands postulate that studying fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) can help identify novel therapeutic targets for metabolic syndromes.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles Month of August 2017
Potentially defective personal protection equipment, patients’ involvement in hand hygiene, probiotics that work against C. difficile, what makes delafloxacin unique, and a new discovery against the herpes virus make up the Top 5 articles for the month of August 2017.
Wipes are Better Than Sprays for Disinfecting Against <em>C. difficile</em>
When it comes to cleaning products that work against Clostridium difficile, a new study has found that wipes are better than sprays.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 20, 2017
Proton pumps inhibitors present risks for individuals living with HIV, dalbavancin can treat MRSA-related pneumonia, probiotics prove deadly against C. difficile, patient involvement increases healthcare practitioners’ hand hygiene, and why delafloxacin is a unique antibiotic for skin infections are the topics that make up this week’s Top 5 articles.
Probiotic Proves Deadly Against <i>Clostridium Difficile</i>
While antibiotic resistance continues to lead to deadly Clostridium difficile infections, a team of researchers has found that a probiotic may offer a new way to kill the superbug.
Recurrent <i>C. difficile</i> Incidence is Rapidly Increasing, Underscoring Need For New Therapies
Penn researchers find that cases of recurrent C. difficile infections are rapidly increasing, underscoring the need for new treatment options, such as fecal microbiota transplants.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 4, 2017
Superbugs, Zika, antibiotic development, C. difficile, and HIV are the article topics making up this week’s Top 5 articles.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.