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2012-05-22 02:07:30

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have found that some patients appear to be more predisposed for recurrent infection from the bacterium Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, and that it may advance to a more serious inflammatory condition in those individuals. These findings are being presented via poster during Digestive Disease Week, Monday, May 21, 2012, in San, Diego. Mary Beth Yacyshyn, PhD, an adjunct assistant professor in division of digestive diseases, says researchers...

2012-04-30 19:52:30

A synthetic mixture of intestinal bacteria could one day replace stool transplants as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) A synthetic mixture of intestinal bacteria could one day replace stool transplants as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). C. difficile is a toxin-producing bacteria that can overpopulate the colon when antibiotics eradicate other, naturally protective bacteria living there. "A synthetic stool transplant has a lot of potential...

2012-03-14 20:59:33

Fecal transplantation through colonoscopy is an effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Additionally, the mortality rate in this study does not appear to be greater than in some previously reported series, suggesting that fecal transplantation itself seems to be a rather safe procedure. CDI is a common cause of both community- and...

Life Threatening Germ A Real Threat To Medical Facilities: CDC
2012-03-07 13:39:11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning all medical facilities about the danger of infections from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes health issues like diarrhea. The CDC posted a report in Vital Signs today, saying that the bacteria is not just a patient safety concern for hospitals, but for all types of medical facilities. The infection and subsequent death rates from C. difficile has climbed to historic highs in the past decade....

2012-02-09 07:43:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The deadly infection Clostridium difficile also known as C. difficile is known to be spread in hospitals upon contact with a C.diffile infected patient. A study is now reporting that only a small amount of cases of C.difficle are actually spread via contact from an already infected patient. These findings are important because the disease may not be controlled properly in a hospital setting using conventional strategies. In a study led by Professor Tim Peto of the...

2012-02-08 10:14:43

Contrary to current convention by which infection with the organism Clostridium difficile is regarded as an infection that is acquired by contact with symptomatic patients known to be infected with C. difficile, these may account for only a minority of new cases of the infection. These findings are important as they indicate that C. difficile infection, which can be fatal especially in older people, may not be effectively controlled by current hospital infection strategies. In a study led...

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2012-01-27 09:57:03

Persistent bacterial infections can make a mess of our bowels and the usual treatment method of adding antibiotics usually causes even more disruptions. Researchers, however, are fine tuning a treatment that involves adding a sample of the stool of another which jump-starts the infected patients immune system, reports Kerry Grens for Reuters Health. The procedure is used primarily to treat patients with infections from the bacterium Clostridium difficile. “It´s unbelievably...

2011-06-02 15:56:26

The first study of the social and ethical issues associated with a provocative approach to treatment for ulcerative colitis has found that the majority of potential patients are eager for what is now called "fecal microbiota transplantation" to become available, although many have concerns about donor selection, screening, and methods of delivery. Bacterial aggregates derived from fecal matter have been used sporadically to treat gastrointestinal disease for more than 50 years. These were...


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