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Costs of Care Considerations in <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
In this segment, Erik Dubberke, MD; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, remark on the financial burden of Clostridium difficile, highlighting recurrent disease as a contributing factor and, consequently, considering the cost-effectiveness of treating appropriate candidates with fidaxomicin.
How Do <i>C. diff</i>-Associated Costs Compare With Other HAIs?
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, explains how costs associated with Clostridium difficile compare with other problematic health care-associated infections.
Why Are <i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections Getting Harder to Treat?
Marin H. Kollef, MD, explains why Pseudomonas infections are getting harder to treat.
Immunization Coverage: Why It's Harder to Cover Adults
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains why it’s harder to cover adults rather than children when it comes to vaccination.  
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.
 
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