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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.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Jul 05, 2017

Jul 05, 2017
Clostridium difficile

Marked increase seen in multiply recurrent C diff

The sharp rise is independent of known C diff risk factors and occurred across all US regions.

Jun 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Antibiotic stewardship

Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria

The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.

Jun 09, 2017

Jun 09, 2017
Doctor washing hands

Findings conflict on C diff rates in acute vs long-term care

One study found that antibiotic use was the main factor driving differences.

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

Mar 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017
heartburn

Heartburn drugs tied to higher risk of recurrent C diff

A 16-study meta-analysis finds about a 50% higher risk tied to anti-reflux drugs.

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017

Study: Vancomycin should be go-to drug for severe C diff

The drug may cut all-cause mortality in patients with severe C difficile infection.

Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017
Clostridium difficile

New treatment for recurrent C diff shows promise

Two phase 3 trials showed that a human mononoclonal antibody cut recurrence about 40%.

Jan 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Pills on hospital tray

Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff

Though a UK C diff spike was thought to be caused by dirty hospital rooms, that theory proved unlikely.

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