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The Contagion® Gastrointestinal Infections specialty page provides gastrointestinal infection-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 1

First English FMT Bank Sees High Clinical Response Rate
Results from England’s first licensed FMT stool bank are now available.
Electronic Alerts Aid in <i>C diff</i> Diagnostic Stewardship
An electronic alert that aids in diagnostic stewardship may be helpful in reducing inappropriate testing for C diff, according to a new study.  
Can Enteral Vancomycin <i>C Diff</i> Prophylaxis Improve Outcomes in HSCT Recipients?
Using enteral vancomycin for C diff prophylaxis may be the key to reducing morbidity and improving outcomes in pediatric and young adult recipients of HSCT.
Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Historic Microbiota Treatment for <i>C Diff</i> Completes Enrollment
Rebiotix has announced that it has completed enrollment of a phase 3 clinical trial for RBX2660.
 
Rotavirus Vaccination is Cost Effective and Saves Lives, Analysis Finds: Public Health Watch
Jab could save 600,000 lives, and hundreds of millions in health care costs.
Epigenetics Mediates Sporulation and Pathogenesis in <i>C Diff</i>
DNA methyltransferase, an epigenetic process, has been found to mediate sporulation and pathogenesis in C diff.
 
Bimodal Release Oral Ondansetron Shows Promise in Phase 3 Study
Intravenous treatment of acute gastroenteritis can be costly and uncomfortable. A phase 3 clinical trial showed positive results for a bimodal release oral ondansetron tablet, finding the drug effective in treating nausea and vomiting.  
 
FDA Approves RHB-105 to Treat <i>H Pylori</i>
RHB-105 (Talicia) is the only rifabutin-based therapy approved for the treatment of H pylori infection and is designed to address the high resistance of H pylori bacteria to current clarithromycin-based standard-of-care therapies. 
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