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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 7

GenePOC C. Diff Test Approved by FDA
The FDA has cleared the molecular test which is able to detect presence of the toxin within 70 minutes.
FDA Releases NARMS Report on Food-borne Antimicrobial Resistance
While a new FDA report shows antibiotic resistance remains low among many food-borne bacteria, some pathogens are increasingly showing multidrug resistance. 
Nearly 10% of Americans with Candidemia have <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Co-infection
The message for clinicians is to be vigilant. Look for candidemia and C. difficile infection occurring together.
Tetracyclines Associated with Lower Risk of CDI
A recent study has shown that, compared with other antibiotics, tetracyclines may be associated with a reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
Ribaxamase Found to Prevent New Onset <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Infections
About 500,000 Americans fall ill from Clostridium difficile infections every year.
Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic for <em>C. Difficile</em> Fails to Show Treatment Benefit Over Vancomycin
Surotomycin fails to show benefit over vancomycin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection in a phase 3 trial.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of September 24, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Paying for <em>C. difficile</em>—Are We Losing Sight of the Wider Scope of Infection Control?
Navigating the difficult road of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) surveillance, reporting, and reimbursement.