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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.
SBPH enhances patient safety with Xenex LightStrike room disinfection robot

SBPH enhances patient safety with Xenex LightStrike room disinfection robot

Antimicrobial stewardship programs in dialysis facilities can minimize infections, deaths, and costs

Antimicrobial stewardship programs in dialysis facilities can minimize infections, deaths, and costs

Pediatric antibiotic prescriptions lead to nearly 70,000 ER visits in the U.S. each year

Pediatric antibiotic prescriptions lead to nearly 70,000 ER visits in the U.S. each year

New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus

New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus

Study explores relation between hospital occupancy levels and infection risk

Study explores relation between hospital occupancy levels and infection risk

Research finds decrease in rate of C. difficile infections in hospitals across Canada

Research finds decrease in rate of C. difficile infections in hospitals across Canada

Safety protocol violations in health care: Researchers explore ways to avoid infection transmission

Safety protocol violations in health care: Researchers explore ways to avoid infection transmission

Faeces donors do it out of willingness not money - study

Faeces donors do it out of willingness not money - study

Germ-fighting robot gives boost to hospital's infection control program

Germ-fighting robot gives boost to hospital's infection control program

Research may pave way for new C. diff antitoxins and anti-cancer drugs

Research may pave way for new C. diff antitoxins and anti-cancer drugs

Researchers identify how smaller hospitals can reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics

Researchers identify how smaller hospitals can reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics

Probiotics may be safe, low-cost prevention tool for Clostridium difficile infections

Probiotics may be safe, low-cost prevention tool for Clostridium difficile infections

Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs

Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs

NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses

NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses

Single FMT enema produces sustained and significant improvements in cognitive function

Single FMT enema produces sustained and significant improvements in cognitive function

Surgeons identify rates of C. difficile infection in patients undergoing common colon operations

Surgeons identify rates of C. difficile infection in patients undergoing common colon operations

Using machine learning to predict C. difficile infection risk

Using machine learning to predict C. difficile infection risk

The training of Dr. Robot: Data wave hits medical care

The training of Dr. Robot: Data wave hits medical care

Researchers show association between microbiome and cancer-related blood infections

Researchers show association between microbiome and cancer-related blood infections

SHEA releases new guidance on contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

SHEA releases new guidance on contact precautions for drug-resistant infections