News & Perspective

Aug 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019

Study: Genetic adaptations primed C diff for hospital transmission

Genomic analysis suggests C difficile strains that have spread in hospitals belong to an emerging species.

Jun 14, 2019

Jun 14, 2019
Gut microbiome

FDA issues alert after fecal microbiota transplant death

One patient is dead and one ill after contracting drug-resistant E coli after FMT.

Mar 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019
C difficile

Phase 2 data boost new drug for preventing C diff infections

The drug cut the incidence of C difficile by 2.4 percentage points—a 71% relative risk reduction.

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Clostridium difficile bacteria

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

Healthcare-related CDI fell from 5.9 to 4.3 per 10,000 patient-days, a 27% reduction.

Jun 05, 2018

Jun 05, 2018
Empty hospital room

UV-light cleaning shown to cut superbugs hospital-wide

Adding ultraviolet light to standard room cleaning modestly decreases hospital-wide superbugs.

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Dec 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017
Doctor writing in patient's chart

Experts call for new approach to regulating fecal transplants

A 3-track system would offer key advantages to the FDA's approach, the experts say.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Oral capsule

Fecal transplant by capsule may match colonoscopy for C diff

Rates of prevention of recurrent C diff were similar, with fewer side effects.

Oct 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017
Emergency room care

Antibiotics, EDs linked to community C diff infections

The data show emergency department visits, among other factors, increase C difficile risk.

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