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C. DIFFICILE NEWS - Page 2

Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
IDSA & SHEA Release Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection
Fecal transplantation and molecular testing are among the new recommendations.
FDA Approves Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Treatment of CDAD & <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Enterocolitis
The FDA has approved Firvanq for the treatment of C. diff-associated diarrhea and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
The C Diff Foundation Raises <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection (<i>C. difficile</i>) Clinical Trial Awareness Worldwide
In the USA: Nearly half a million Americans suffer from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released in 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fidaxomicin Vs. Vancomycin: What's More Effective for Treating <i>C. difficile?</i>
A recent study compares the effectiveness of a novel fidaxomicin therapy with vancomycin for the treatment of C. difficile.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 7, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Metronidazole vs Vancomycin in Mild <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infections
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, discuss provider considerations when making decisions on how to treat patients with Clostridium difficile with the guideline-suggested agents, vancomycin and metronidazole.
Hospital Mattresses: A Vector for Spreading <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
At the 5th annual international C. diff Awareness Conference and Health Expo, Dr. Edmond Hooker discussed an underreported problem in health care facilities everywhere.
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