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Study Finds Mattress Covers Cut Hospital CDI Rates in Half
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses a study that assessed the use of mattress covers in hospitals to cut down on CDI rates.
Fidaxomicin in the Treatment of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infections
Erik Dubberke, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, compare the use of fidaxomicin against standard therapy options, such as vancomycin, for the treatment of Clostridium difficile, suggesting that fidaxomicin may reduce a patient’s risk of recurrence.
Motivating Health Care Workers to Wash Their Hands
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, discusses why some health care workers are not practicing good hand hygiene and ways to motivate them to do so.
How Does Ridinilazole Affect the Gut Microbiome?
Dr. Richard Vickers, explains how ridinilazole affected the gut microbiome in participants of a phase 2 study.
 
Treatment Approach for Patients with Potential Lyme Anxiety
Leonard Sigal, MD, explains his approach for treating patients who may have “Lyme anxiety.”
<i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> in the Intensive Care Unit
Marin H. Kollef, MD, discusses Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections within the intensive care unit.
How Much Does It Cost to Develop New Drugs?
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, discusses the costs of drug development.
Factors That Impact <i>C. difficile</i> Infection Recurrence
Following a discussion on how to monitor patients with Clostridium difficile for a response to treatment, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, remark on the risk of recurrence and management of patients’ post therapy and how to proceed if recurrence occurs.
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