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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.

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.

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