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Current Understanding of the Dominant Strains of <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; Erik Dubberke, MD; and Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, classify the various strains of Clostridium difficile and the factors that differentiate each type and discuss patients’ resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics for the infection.
Addressing the Need for a <i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains how Pfizer is addressing the need for a C. difficile vaccine.
About 1200 Suicides in the US Each Year Result from Lyme & Associated Diseases
Robert Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, discusses direct methods that can be used to acquire statistics related to suicides that are a result of Lyme and associated diseases.
Contaminated Hospital Mattresses: An Underreported Killer
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses how many people have fallen ill or even died due to contaminated hospital mattresses.
Fundraising for AIDS Programs in the 21st Century: Overcoming Challenges
Jake Glaser explains the challenges faced when fundraising for AIDS programs in the 21st century.
CDI Antibiotics Cause Collateral Damage to the Gut Microbiome
Dr. Richard Vickers explains how antibiotics to treat Clostridium difficile infection cause collateral damage to the gut microbiome.
How <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Affects the Gastrointestinal System
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; and Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS, discuss the pathophysiology of Clostridium difficile infection and its impact on the gastrointestinal system.
NFID Medical Director Addresses Common Misconceptions Regarding the Flu Vaccine
William Schaffner, MD, addresses common misconceptions regarding the influenza vaccine.  
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