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Incidence of Hospital-Acquired C Diff Declines, But Challenges Remain: Public Health Watch
Community-acquired infections—including those associated with outpatient settings—are still problematic, authors say.
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.  
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