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FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for <i>C Diff</i> Treatment
FDA has granted Fast Track designation for ACX-362E, an investigational new treatment for C diff that is being developed by Acurx Pharmaceuticals, LLC.  
Drug-Resistant Surgical Infections in Mexico Fuel 'Medical Tourism' Fears in US
Health care providers in the US should be aware of an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at a Mexico hospital where US residents frequently undergo invasive medical procedures.
Patients with Neutropenia and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms Have Greater Overall Survival After Receiving Earlier Granulocyte Transfusions
Better rates of overall survival were seen when patients received granulocyte transfusions within 7 days of neutropenic sepsis.
NIAID Launches Trial Evaluating Long-Term Efficacy of FMT for Recurrent <i>C Diff</i>
To explore the long-term outcomes of treatment for recurrent C diff, NIAID has launched a new trial that will follow patients for 4 years to assess the safety of fecal microbiota transplants.
Physician Management of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Bacteremia
A new survey highlights that treatment of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia varies among infectious disease physicians.
Plumbing Contamination Linked with Cluster of Infections from Rare <i>Sphingomona</i> Species
After 6 NIH hospital patients developed infections from waterborne bacteria, investigators found contamination in facility pipes and faucets.
Health Care-Associated <i>C Diff</i> Rates Similar in 2011 and 2015
Clostridium difficile (C diff) infection rates remained relatively stable in 2015 and 2011 even though the rate of health care-associated infections was lower, respectively, according to recent findings.
Metronidazole Comparable to Vancomycin for Mild <i>C Diff</i> Infections
In a new study, researchers with the US Department of Veterans Affairs found that metronidazole is as effective as vancomycin for treating mild cases of Clostridium difficile infection, despite new guidelines no longer recommending metronidazole.
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