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How Does Ridinilazole Compare with Other Antibiotics That Target <i>C. diff</i>?
Dr. Richard Vickers, explains how ridinilazole is unique in its spectrum of activity compared with other antibiotics that target C. diff and have been approved or are in development.
Addressing the Challenges of Implementing Delivery of Future <i>C. diff</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, discusses what would be required to adequately implement the delivery of a future C. diff vaccine.
Can High Disease Burden Make Some Parts of the World More Prone to Violence?
Robert Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, discusses research that explores how some infectious diseases can make individuals homicidal. 
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.
Breaking the Chain of Infection
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, explains what the “chain of infection” is and what is needed to break it.
Consequences to Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy
Leonard Sigal, MD, explains the potential adverse consequences of long-term antibiotic therapy.
Here's How Antibiotics Used to Treat <i>C. diff</i> Also Damage the Microbiome
Dr. Richard Vickers, explains how antibiotics used to treat C. diff also damage the microbiome.
Should Pregnant Women Get Flu Shots?
William Schaffner, MD explains why pregnant women should get vaccinated against flu.
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