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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

A Vaccine for <em>Clostridium difficile</em>: Current Progress
Xingmin Sun, PhD, shares current progress on developing a vaccine for Clostridium difficile infection.
A Vaccine for <em>Clostridium difficile</em>: What to Consider
Xingmin Sun, PhD, discusses aspects that need to be considered before developing a vaccine for Clostridium difficile.
 
<i>C. difficile</i> Rates in the United Kingdom
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses C. difficile rates in the United Kingdom.
Fecal Transplantation in <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
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, consider variables surrounding the use of fecal transplantation for the management of Clostridium difficile in select groups of patients.
<i>Clostridium difficile</i>: The Role of Bezlotoxumab
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, introduce bezlotoxumab, an additional treatment option that is in the pipeline for Clostridium difficile; explore how it works; and suggest which types of patients may be most appropriate to receive this treatment.
What Are the Next Steps for Ridinilazole?
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses what the next steps are for Summit Therapeutic’s ridinilazole.
Community Sources of <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
Following a general discussion on risk factors for Clostridium difficile, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, distinguish which factors increase the likelihood for community onset.
Governmental Intervention Needed to Ensure Hospital Mattresses Get Cleaned Appropriately
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, stresses that the FDA and the CDC need to intervene to ensure that hospital mattresses get cleaned appropriately.