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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.
Move to single-patient rooms reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections

Move to single-patient rooms reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections

Study explores if fecal transplants can improve outcomes in melanoma patients

Study explores if fecal transplants can improve outcomes in melanoma patients

A newly-emerging species of C. difficile highly adapted to spread in hospitals

A newly-emerging species of C. difficile highly adapted to spread in hospitals

Removing bacterial armor could be new way to fight anthrax

Removing bacterial armor could be new way to fight anthrax

New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. diff infection

New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. diff infection

Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant

Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

United Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infections

United Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infections

Feces transplantation is effective and provides economic benefits

Feces transplantation is effective and provides economic benefits

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

Antibiotics and PPIs may increase risk of infectious diarrhea in children

Antibiotics and PPIs may increase risk of infectious diarrhea in children

Medicare trims payments to 800 hospitals, citing patient safety incidents

Medicare trims payments to 800 hospitals, citing patient safety incidents

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

New findings challenge existing strategies for fighting infectious diseases and germs

New findings challenge existing strategies for fighting infectious diseases and germs

Fecal transplant from certain donors better than others

Fecal transplant from certain donors better than others

New antibiotic discovery heralds breakthrough in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria

New antibiotic discovery heralds breakthrough in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria

AGA's new clinical guideline to help manage patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis

AGA's new clinical guideline to help manage patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis

Novel technique detects new strains of microbes in human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery

Novel technique detects new strains of microbes in human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery

Study offers new insight on mechanism underlying control of gene expression

Study offers new insight on mechanism underlying control of gene expression

Researchers shed new light on how to combat Shiga and ricin toxins

Researchers shed new light on how to combat Shiga and ricin toxins