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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

C. DIFFICILE VIDEOS - Page 5

Risk Factors for Developing <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infections
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, cite treatment options and patient-related factors that may increase a person’s risk for developing Clostridium difficile.
Recurrent Infection: An Unmet Medical Need in the Realm of <i>C. difficile</i>
Dr. Richard Vickers explains how recurrent infection is an unmet medical need when it comes to C. difficile.
The Race to Develop a Safe & Effective <i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, discusses the different pharmaceutical companies’ efforts to develop a C. difficile vaccine.
Addressing the Need for a <i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains how Pfizer is addressing the need for a C. difficile vaccine.
Contaminated Hospital Mattresses: An Underreported Killer
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses how many people have fallen ill or even died due to contaminated hospital mattresses.
CDI Antibiotics Cause Collateral Damage to the Gut Microbiome
Dr. Richard Vickers explains how antibiotics to treat Clostridium difficile infection cause collateral damage to the gut microbiome.
Hospital Rooms Not Being Disinfected Properly: Here's Why
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, discusses the reasons behind why hospital rooms are not being disinfected properly.  
<i>C. difficile</i> Vaccine: A Primary Prevention Modality for At-Risk Individuals
Richard Haupt, MD, MPH, explains how a vaccine can serve as a primary prevention modality against C. difficile.
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