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The Contagion® C. Difficile specialty page provides c. difficile-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

C. DIFFICILE VIDEOS - Page 1

Trends in Fluoroquinolone, Cephalosporin Use and <i>C Diff</i> Rates at VA Health Care Facilities
Vanessa Stevens, PhD, discusses her research on fluoroquinolone and cephalosporin prescribing and rates of Clostridium difficile infections at VA health care facilities.
Can Ursodeoxycholic Acid Play a Role in <i>C diff</i> Prevention?
Norman Javitt, MD, PhD, discusses the concept of using ursodeoxycholic acid and its potential role in suppressing C diff spores to prevent inflammation.
Rapid Molecular Diagnostics for <i>C diff</i> and Sepsis
Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., discusses how rapid molecular diagnostics are changing the treatment timeline for sepsis and Clostridium difficile (C diff).
Improving Hospital Disinfection to Prevent <i>C Diff</i>
Edmund A. Hooker, MD, DrPH, discussed the gaps in disinfection in the hospital and how hospital beds can be properly sanitized to prevent the spread healthcare-associatedted infections.
New Options on the Horizon for <i>C diff</i> Prevention
Dale N Gerding, MD, provides insight about prevention options for C diff that are expected in the future.
 
Evaluation of Fidaxomicin vs Vancomycin in Early Targeted Therapy of <i>C diff</i>
Nimish Patel, PharmD, PhD, describes his study, which compared fidaxomicin with oral vancomycin in early targeted therapy of C diff.
Clinical Implications of Bezlotoxumab for Recurring <i>C Diff</i> Infections
Dale N. Gerding, MD, discusses bezlotoxumab and its use for preventing recurrent C diff infections. 
The Dangers of Overtreating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, explains how overtreating asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to antibiotic resistance or incorrect diagnoses.
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