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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.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals' SIVEXTRO receives FDA approval for treatment of ABSSSI

Cubist Pharmaceuticals' SIVEXTRO receives FDA approval for treatment of ABSSSI

Fecal microbiota transplantation works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to recipient's gut

Fecal microbiota transplantation works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to recipient's gut

C. difficile bacteria pose major health threat without proper infection prevention in hospitals, homes

C. difficile bacteria pose major health threat without proper infection prevention in hospitals, homes

Specific enzyme helps protect good commensal bacteria from harmful effects of antibiotics

Specific enzyme helps protect good commensal bacteria from harmful effects of antibiotics

Synthetic, Enterome partner to study effects of beta-lactam antibiotics on gastrointestinal microflora

Synthetic, Enterome partner to study effects of beta-lactam antibiotics on gastrointestinal microflora

Superbugs decrease among patients after adding UVD to cleaning regimen

Superbugs decrease among patients after adding UVD to cleaning regimen

Sanofi presents Phase II trial results for investigational vaccine for prevention of CDI

Sanofi presents Phase II trial results for investigational vaccine for prevention of CDI

Da Volterra presents promising results of DAV-132 compound for prevention of severe C. diff infections

Da Volterra presents promising results of DAV-132 compound for prevention of severe C. diff infections

Luminex announces group B strep as fifth assay planned for launch menu of ARIES

Luminex announces group B strep as fifth assay planned for launch menu of ARIES

New expert guidance encourages healthcare institutions to implement prevention efforts infectious diarrhea

New expert guidance encourages healthcare institutions to implement prevention efforts infectious diarrhea

Use of frozen stool for fecal transplant successfully treats C. difficile infection

Use of frozen stool for fecal transplant successfully treats C. difficile infection

Nearly 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year in the U.S.

Nearly 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year in the U.S.

Freiburg researchers discover molecule that smuggles toxins from intestinal pathogens into human cells

Freiburg researchers discover molecule that smuggles toxins from intestinal pathogens into human cells

Daylight Medical releases SKY 6Xi disinfection technology for mobile devices

Daylight Medical releases SKY 6Xi disinfection technology for mobile devices

Expert guidance highlights strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Expert guidance highlights strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Hospital infection rates down, but patients still dying of preventable causes

Hospital infection rates down, but patients still dying of preventable causes

PCORI to award $7 million contract to Chicago coalition to establish clinical data research network

PCORI to award $7 million contract to Chicago coalition to establish clinical data research network

Study: Severe C. difficile infections occur among children who prescribed antibiotics in doctor's offices

Study: Severe C. difficile infections occur among children who prescribed antibiotics in doctor's offices

Viewpoints: Obama's budget punts on entitlements; Medicaid debate rankles states

Viewpoints: Obama's budget punts on entitlements; Medicaid debate rankles states

Onset Dermatologics launches 75mg strength of MINOCIN pellet-filled capsules to treat bacterial infections

Onset Dermatologics launches 75mg strength of MINOCIN pellet-filled capsules to treat bacterial infections