Posts Tagged ‘Clostridium difficile’

Clostridium difficile Infection

Posted by • April 17th, 2015

A new review article on Clostridium difficile Infection covers the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this nosocomial and potentially fatal infectious diarrhea, as well as the associated risk factors. New treatments include fecal microbiota transplantation for disease that is resistant to vancomycin. Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic gram-positive, spore-forming, toxin-producing bacillus that is transmitted among… Read More…

Doctors Turned Ecologists: Infusion of Donor Feces for Recurrent C. Difficile

Posted by • January 30th, 2013

The Ecology of the Gut During birth, the fetus emerges into the world almost completely sterile of bacterial life. But the end of the first day, the baby has been held to her mother’s breast, has been lifted by nurses and doctors, has taken the first breaths of the air in the maternity ward, and… Read More…

Clostridium difficile

Posted by • November 4th, 2011

In a prospective cohort study of patients admitted to hospitals in Quebec and Ontario, 2.8% of patients had Clostridium difficile infection and 3.0% had asymptomatic C. difficile colonization during hospitalization. Most patients with C. difficile infection had the NAP1 strain. Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of health care-associated infectious diarrhea. After exposure to C. difficile,… Read More…