Clostridium difficile

Recent News

Sep 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 19, 2017

New vaginosis antibiotic
Gene sequencing for CRE
C diff and tetracyclines
Sep 15, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 15, 2017

Promising novel assay
Transmissible Enterobacteriaceae
Additional FMT benefits
Sep 12, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 12, 2017

Funding for new C diff drug
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa
Sep 06, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 06, 2017

Precision antimicrobials
Money for antibiotic development
Canada AMR framework
Pharmacist stewardship
Aug 30, 2017

News Scan for Aug 30, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
New Chagas drug
Avian flu outbreaks
Ebola progression
Cholera in Yemen
High C diff rates
Aug 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Aug 15, 2017

News Scan for Aug 15, 2017

Saudi MERS case
H7N9 in China
Recurrent C diff treatment
Oropouche fever in Brazil
Hendra virus threat
Plant-based polio vaccine
Jul 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 18, 2017

Antibiotic Rx in England
Fecal transplant effect on UTIs
Jul 11, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Candida auris in Canada
MCR-1 in Vietnamese hospital
Jul 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 07, 2017

Costs of MRSA in Norway
C diff in sandboxes

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AHRQ. Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of C. difficile: current state of the evidence. May 30, 2017

Anderson DJ, Chen LF, Weber DJ, et al. Enhanced terminal room disinfection and acquisition and infection caused by multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile (the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection study): a cluster-randomised, multicentre, crossover study. Lancet 2017 (published online Jan 16)

Bernatz JT, Safdar N, Hetzel S, et al.  Antibiotic overuse is a major risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 (published online Jul 31)

Borren NZ, Ghadermarzi S, Hutfless S, et al. The emergence of Clostridium difficile infection in Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence and impact. PLoS One 2017 May 2;12(5):e0176797

Brown KA, Daneman N, Jones M, et al. The drivers of acute and long-term care C. difficile infection rates: a retrospective multilevel cohort study of 251 facilities. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 8)

Chen Y, Glass K, Liu B, et al. Burden of Clostridium difficile infection: associated hospitalization in a cohort of middle-aged and older adults. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Jan 14)

Cheong E, Roberts T, Rattanavong S, et al. Clostridium difficile infection  in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: first isolation and review of the literature. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Sep 21;17:635

Delgado A, Reveles IA, Cabello FT, et al. Poorer outcomes among cancer patients diagnosed with Clostridium difficile infections in United States community hospitals. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 23;17:448

Deschenes P, Chano F, Dionne LL, et al. Efficacy of the World Health Organization-recommended handwashing technique and a modified washing technique to remove Clostridium difficile from hands. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online May 16)

Dingle KE, Didelot X, Quan TP, et al. Effects of control interventions on Clostridium difficile infection in England: an observational study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 24)

Freedberg DE, Salmasian H, Cohen B, et al. Receipt of antibiotics in hospitalized patients and risk for Clostridium difficile infection in subsequent patients who occupy the same bed. JAMA Intern Med 2016 (published online Oct 10)

Goda H, Yamaoka H, Nakayama-Imaohji H, et al. Microbicidal effects of weakly acidified chlorous acid water against feline calcivirus and Clostridium difficile spores under protein-rich conditions. PLoS One 2017 May 4;12(5):e0176718

Gross AE, Johannes RS, Gupta V, et al. The effect of a piperacillin/tazobactam shortage on antimicrobial prescribing and Clostridium difficile risk in 88 U.S. medical centers. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 24)

Hiensch R, Poeran J, Saunders-Hao P, et al. Impact of an electronic sepsis initiative on antibiotic use and health care facility-onset Clostridium difficile infection rates. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Jun 8)

Hocquart M, Lagier JC, Cassir N, et al. Early faecal microbiota transplantation improves survival in severe Clostridium difficile infections. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 24)

Hung YP, Huang IH, Lin HJ, et al. Predominance of Clostridium difficile ribotypes 017 and 078 among toxigenic clinical isolates in Southern Taiwan. PLoS One 2016 Nov 18;11(11):e0166159

Kenters N, Huijskens EGW, de Wit SCJ, et al. Effectiveness of various cleaning and disinfectant products on Clostridium difficile spores of PCR ribotypes 010, 014 and 027. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 June 2;6:54

Krishna A, Pervaiz A, Lephart P, et al. Prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics: is Clostridium difficile infection underdiagnosed in long-term care facility patients? Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Jun 8)

Ma GK, Brensinger CM, Wu Q, et al. Increasing incidence of multiply recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in the United States: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2017 (published online Jul 4)

Morales L, Rodriguez C, Gamboa-Coronado MDM, et al. Molecular detection of Clostridium difficile on inert surfaces from a Cosa Rican hospital during and after an outbreak. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Oct 26

Na'amnih W, Adler A, Miller-Roll T, et al. Incidence and risk factors for community and hospital acquisition of Clostridium difficile infection in the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 (published online May 31)

Nanwa N, Sander B, Krahn M, et al. A population-based matched cohort study examining the mortality and costs of patients with community-onset Clostridium difficile infection identified using emergency department visits and hospital admissions. PLoS One 2017 Mar 3;12(3):e0172410

Nelson RL, Suda KJ, Evans CT. Antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in adults. Cochrane Libr 2017 (published online Mar 3)

Orden C, Neila C, Blanco JL, et al. Recreational sandboxes for children and dogs can be a source of epidemic ribotypes of Clostridium difficile. Zoonoses Public Health 2017 (published online Jul 7) 

Putsathit P, Maneerattanaporn M, Piewngam P, et al. Antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolated in Thailand. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 (published online Jun 8)

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