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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.
Researchers Find Increased Rates of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> in Travelers
Researchers believe that an increased incidence of C. difficile in travelers returning from international destinations may be linked to travelers' diarrhea.
Patients Achieve Sustained Clinical Response to <i>C. diff</i> Treatment in Phase 2 Study
In a Phase 2 controlled clinical study, patients with Clostridium difficile infection receiving ridinilazole were found to have achieved better treatment outcomes than those receiving vancomycin.
Preventing <em>Clostridium difficile</em> From Getting Loose
What can healthcare providers do to stop these infections before they start?
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