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Clostridium difficile is a type of bacterium found in human and animal waste. Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhea that occurs in hospitals. It can also cause diarrhea or other intestinal disorders in patients treated with antibiotics.
Nearly 20% of patients treated with antibiotics experience adverse side effects, study finds

Nearly 20% of patients treated with antibiotics experience adverse side effects, study finds

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

Study finds high rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for low-risk Ontarian seniors

Study finds high rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for low-risk Ontarian seniors

Fecal microbiota transplant may be effective treatment option for ulcerative colitis, research suggests

Fecal microbiota transplant may be effective treatment option for ulcerative colitis, research suggests

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

IDSA guidelines: Team approach vital to successful treatment of complex neurological infections

IDSA guidelines: Team approach vital to successful treatment of complex neurological infections

New treatment for C.diff infections reduces recurrences by 40%, study finds

New treatment for C.diff infections reduces recurrences by 40%, study finds

PCT screening could be promising tool to help shorten hospital stays, reduce costs for sepsis patients

PCT screening could be promising tool to help shorten hospital stays, reduce costs for sepsis patients

Using 'fire to fight fire' approach to battle against disease could increase severity, research shows

Using 'fire to fight fire' approach to battle against disease could increase severity, research shows

Preventing C. difficile infections could save thousands of lives and millions of health care dollars

Preventing C. difficile infections could save thousands of lives and millions of health care dollars

Preventative strategy in stem cell transplant recipients may help thwart C. diff infections

Preventative strategy in stem cell transplant recipients may help thwart C. diff infections

NPS MedicineWise urges Australians to handle antibiotics with care

NPS MedicineWise urges Australians to handle antibiotics with care

Leishmaniasis infection rates increase among ecotourists, soldiers in the U.S.

Leishmaniasis infection rates increase among ecotourists, soldiers in the U.S.

Soiled clinical linens may be source of surface C. difficile contamination, study finds

Soiled clinical linens may be source of surface C. difficile contamination, study finds

Study yields insights into shifts in epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms

Study yields insights into shifts in epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms

Study estimates impact of six common healthcare-associated infections

Study estimates impact of six common healthcare-associated infections

New study focuses on preserving microbe-fighting power of antibiotics

New study focuses on preserving microbe-fighting power of antibiotics

Penn Medicine awarded CDC grant to develop new approaches to combat antibiotic resistance

Penn Medicine awarded CDC grant to develop new approaches to combat antibiotic resistance