Clostridium Difficile News and Research

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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.
Study finds link between dietary sugar and increasing bacterial epidemics

Study finds link between dietary sugar and increasing bacterial epidemics

Dietary sugar may contribute to increasing frequency, severity of bacterial epidemics

Dietary sugar may contribute to increasing frequency, severity of bacterial epidemics

Medicare penalizes group of 751 hospitals for patient injuries

Medicare penalizes group of 751 hospitals for patient injuries

Capsule research could transform treatment for C. difficile infections

Capsule research could transform treatment for C. difficile infections

Study: Many patients change their behaviors after suffering repeated bouts of C. diff infections

Study: Many patients change their behaviors after suffering repeated bouts of C. diff infections

Germ-killing robots use UV radiation to safeguard patients from health care-associated infections

Germ-killing robots use UV radiation to safeguard patients from health care-associated infections

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to serious C. diff infections

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to serious C. diff infections

Study identifies inadvertent consequences of sepsis care programs

Study identifies inadvertent consequences of sepsis care programs

WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections

WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

Ultra-sensitive C. difficile toxin assay may be critical tool for improving diagnosis of infectious disease

Ultra-sensitive C. difficile toxin assay may be critical tool for improving diagnosis of infectious disease

Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters

Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Children's and dogs' sandboxes can be source of C. difficile pathogens

Children's and dogs' sandboxes can be source of C. difficile pathogens

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections