Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

C. difficile tied to increased graft loss in solid organ recipients

(HealthDay)—For solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with increased graft loss, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Transplantation.

Medical research

Compounds kill C. diff, don't affect other gut bacteria in vitro

NC State researchers developed a drug-testing pipeline to help identify compounds that worked against the three stages of Clostridium difficile infection, and found that a compound that holds promise for treating antibiotic-resistant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dal epidemiologist shows probiotics prevent C. difficile in hospital

Hospitalized patients at high risk for C. difficile infection—a species of bacterium with symptoms that range from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of a colon—should be recommended probiotics, says Dr. Bradley ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

C. difficile risk higher with stoma reversal versus colectomy

(HealthDay)—Patients who undergo elective stoma reversal have a higher incidence of postoperative Clostridium difficile infection versus patients who undergo elective colectomy, according to a study published in the May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to regulate fecal microbiota transplants

(Medical Xpress)—A small team of researchers at the University of Maryland, some with affiliations to the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, has written and published a Policy Forum piece in the journal Science ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

C. difficile + kidney injury admissions are up

(HealthDay)—Hospital admissions of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and accompanying acute kidney injury (AKI) are increasing, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

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