Tag archive for ‘Clostridium difficile’
By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Emergent C. diff strain, RT244, associated with more severe disease: Study

Researchers from Monash University in Victoria, Australia have identified a new, more virulent strain of Clostridium difficile. The research was published this month in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases. Clostridium More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Clostridium difficile infections in children frequently due to antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices: CDC

The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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C. diff, fecal transplants and OpenBiome: An interview with Mark Smith

On the Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I had the opportunity to talk about C. diff, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and the operations of OpenBiome with Research More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 25th, 2013

Guelph General Hospital declares C diff outbreak

Due to an increase in the numbers of Clostridium difficile cases during September and October, in consultation with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, officials at Guelph General Hospital (GGH) have declared More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013

CDC: 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections annually

Every year, more than two million people in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a result, according to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Should the FDA mess with the success of fecal transplants and tighten regulations?

Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a very serious, and potentially life threatening condition for many who received antibiotic, particularly older , hospitalized patients. In fact, according to the CDC, C. diff More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

C. difficile outbreak declared at St. Catharines General Hospital

An outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) has been declared at the St. Catharines General Site’s Oncology Medical/Palliative Unit in the wake of five confirmed cases on the unit during the past two weeks, More...


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