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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

C. DIFFICILE NEWS - Page 6

Tetracyclines Associated with Lower Risk of CDI
A recent study has shown that, compared with other antibiotics, tetracyclines may be associated with a reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
Ribaxamase Found to Prevent New Onset <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Infections
About 500,000 Americans fall ill from Clostridium difficile infections every year.
Antibiotics Prescribed by Dentists May Be Contributing to CDI Incidence
Dr. Maria Bye, an epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health shares some unsettling news when it comes to C. difficile: dentists’ prescribing habits may be contributing to CDI incidence.
Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic for <em>C. Difficile</em> Fails to Show Treatment Benefit Over Vancomycin
Surotomycin fails to show benefit over vancomycin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection in a phase 3 trial.
Paying for <em>C. difficile</em>—Are We Losing Sight of the Wider Scope of Infection Control?
Navigating the difficult road of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) surveillance, reporting, and reimbursement.
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.