A common inhabitant of the colon flora in human infants and sometimes in adults. It produces a toxin that causes pseudomembranous enterocolitis (ENTEROCOLITIS, PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS) in patients receiving antibiotic therapy.
Infections with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM.
A genus of motile or nonmotile gram-positive bacteria of the family Clostridiaceae. Many species have been identified with some being pathogenic. They occur in water, soil, and in the intestinal tract of humans and lower animals.
An acute inflammation of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA that is characterized by the presence of pseudomembranes or plaques in the SMALL INTESTINE (pseudomembranous enteritis) and the LARGE INTESTINE (pseudomembranous colitis). It is commonly associated with antibiotic therapy and CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE colonization.
Toxic substances formed in or elaborated by bacteria; they are usually proteins with high molecular weight and antigenicity; some are used as antibiotics and some to skin test for the presence of or susceptibility to certain diseases.
RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM analysis of rRNA genes that is used for differentiating between species or strains.
Substances that are toxic to the intestinal tract causing vomiting, diarrhea, etc.; most common enterotoxins are produced by bacteria.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
A species of anaerobic, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae that produces proteins with characteristic neurotoxicity. It is the etiologic agent of BOTULISM in humans, wild fowl, HORSES; and CATTLE. Seven subtypes (sometimes called antigenic types, or strains) exist, each producing a different botulinum toxin (BOTULINUM TOXINS). The organism and its spores are widely distributed in nature.
An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.
Substances that are toxic to cells; they may be involved in immunity or may be contained in venoms. These are distinguished from CYTOSTATIC AGENTS in degree of effect. Some of them are used as CYTOTOXIC ANTIBIOTICS. The mechanism of action of many of these are as ALKYLATING AGENTS or MITOSIS MODULATORS.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
A nitroimidazole used to treat AMEBIASIS; VAGINITIS; TRICHOMONAS INFECTIONS; GIARDIASIS; ANAEROBIC BACTERIA; and TREPONEMAL INFECTIONS. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (Merck, 11th ed).
Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
Heat and stain resistant, metabolically inactive bodies formed within the vegetative cells of bacteria of the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
Antibacterial obtained from Streptomyces orientalis. It is a glycopeptide related to RISTOCETIN that inhibits bacterial cell wall assembly and is toxic to kidneys and the inner ear.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, found in INTESTINES and SOIL.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, used for the industrial production of SOLVENTS.
Antisera from immunized animals that is purified and used as a passive immunizing agent against specific BACTERIAL TOXINS.
The cause of TETANUS in humans and domestic animals. It is a common inhabitant of human and horse intestines as well as soil. Two components make up its potent exotoxin activity, a neurotoxin and a hemolytic toxin.
An antibacterial agent that is a semisynthetic analog of LINCOMYCIN.
A species of gram-positive, thermophilic, cellulolytic bacteria in the family Clostridaceae. It degrades and ferments CELLOBIOSE and CELLULOSE to ETHANOL in the CELLULOSOME.
Toxic proteins produced from the species CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM. The toxins are synthesized as a single peptide chain which is processed into a mature protein consisting of a heavy chain and light chain joined via a disulfide bond. The botulinum toxin light chain is a zinc-dependent protease which is released from the heavy chain upon ENDOCYTOSIS into PRESYNAPTIC NERVE ENDINGS. Once inside the cell the botulinum toxin light chain cleaves specific SNARE proteins which are essential for secretion of ACETYLCHOLINE by SYNAPTIC VESICLES. This inhibition of acetylcholine release results in muscular PARALYSIS.
The blind sac or outpouching area of the LARGE INTESTINE that is below the entrance of the SMALL INTESTINE. It has a worm-like extension, the vermiform APPENDIX.
Techniques used in studying bacteria.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Enzymes that transfer the ADP-RIBOSE group of NAD or NADP to proteins or other small molecules. Transfer of ADP-ribose to water (i.e., hydrolysis) is catalyzed by the NADASES. The mono(ADP-ribose)transferases transfer a single ADP-ribose. POLY(ADP-RIBOSE) POLYMERASES transfer multiple units of ADP-ribose to protein targets, building POLY ADENOSINE DIPHOSPHATE RIBOSE in linear or branched chains.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
Procedures for identifying types and strains of bacteria. The most frequently employed typing systems are BACTERIOPHAGE TYPING and SEROTYPING as well as bacteriocin typing and biotyping.
Pathological developments in the CECUM.
Inflammation of any segment of the SMALL INTESTINE.
Type species of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM, a gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It is used as a source of PROBIOTICS.
A genus of the family Muridae having three species. The present domesticated strains were developed from individuals brought from Syria. They are widely used in biomedical research.
Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).
Any liquid or solid preparation made specifically for the growth, storage, or transport of microorganisms or other types of cells. The variety of media that exist allow for the culturing of specific microorganisms and cell types, such as differential media, selective media, test media, and defined media. Solid media consist of liquid media that have been solidified with an agent such as AGAR or GELATIN.
Derivatives of caproic acid. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain a carboxy terminated six carbon aliphatic structure.
Preparations of pathogenic organisms or their derivatives made nontoxic and intended for active immunologic prophylaxis. They include deactivated toxins. Anatoxin toxoids are distinct from anatoxins that are TROPANES found in CYANOBACTERIA.
Animals not contaminated by or associated with any foreign organisms.
The ability of bacteria to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antimicrobial agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. Infections have a strong association with malignancies and also with GAS GANGRENE.
Glycosylated compounds in which there is an amino substituent on the glycoside. Some of them are clinically important ANTIBIOTICS.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
The section of the alimentary canal from the STOMACH to the ANAL CANAL. It includes the LARGE INTESTINE and SMALL INTESTINE.
Inflammation of the MUCOSA of both the SMALL INTESTINE and the LARGE INTESTINE. Etiology includes ISCHEMIA, infections, allergic, and immune responses.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-glutamate and water to 2-oxoglutarate and NH3 in the presence of NAD+. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC
Generally refers to the digestive structures stretching from the MOUTH to ANUS, but does not include the accessory glandular organs (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).
A subfamily in the family MURIDAE, comprising the hamsters. Four of the more common genera are Cricetus, CRICETULUS; MESOCRICETUS; and PHODOPUS.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, capable of solventogenesis, and isolated from SOIL, infected WOUNDS, fermenting OLIVES, and spoiled CANDY.
A group of ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS characterized by a chromophoric naphthohydroquinone group spanned by an aliphatic bridge not previously found in other known ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS. They have been isolated from fermentation broths of Streptomyces mediterranei.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The most common etiologic agent of GAS GANGRENE. It is differentiable into several distinct types based on the distribution of twelve different toxins.
A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
A large family of MONOMERIC GTP-BINDING PROTEINS that are involved in regulation of actin organization, gene expression and cell cycle progression. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC
Live microbial DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS which beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance. Antibiotics and other related compounds are not included in this definition. In humans, lactobacilli are commonly used as probiotics, either as single species or in mixed culture with other bacteria. Other genera that have been used are bifidobacteria and streptococci. (J. Nutr. 1995;125:1401-12)
Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.
A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS, it is now recognized as a separate genus.
The study of microorganisms living in a variety of environments (air, soil, water, etc.) and their pathogenic relationship to other organisms including man.
Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
3-Acetyl-5-sec-butyl-4-hydroxy-3-pyrrolin-2-one. A metabolite found in a strain of the fungus Alternaria tenuis Auct. which functions as an antibiotic with antiviral and antineoplastic properties, and may also act as a mycotoxin.
Passive agglutination tests in which antigen is adsorbed onto latex particles which then clump in the presence of antibody specific for the adsorbed antigen. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Any of the processes by which cytoplasmic or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in bacteria.
A specific streptogramin group B antibiotic produced by Streptomyces graminofaciens and other bacteria.
The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.
The application of molecular biology to the answering of epidemiological questions. The examination of patterns of changes in DNA to implicate particular carcinogens and the use of molecular markers to predict which individuals are at highest risk for a disease are common examples.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY techniques used in the diagnosis of disease.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces BOTULINUM TOXINS, TYPE A which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
Substances that prevent infectious agents or organisms from spreading or kill infectious agents in order to prevent the spread of infection.
Measurable quantity of bacteria in an object, organism, or organism compartment.
Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.
The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS.
The expelling of bacteria from the body. Important routes include the respiratory tract, genital tract, and intestinal tract.
Inflammation of any segment of the ILEUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE.
The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It is a cellulolytic, mesophilic species isolated from decayed GRASS.
The condition of harboring an infective organism without manifesting symptoms of infection. The organism must be readily transmissible to another susceptible host.
Genomes of temperate BACTERIOPHAGES integrated into the DNA of their bacterial host cell. The prophages can be duplicated for many cell generations until some stimulus induces its activation and virulence.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
A CELL LINE derived from the kidney of the African green (vervet) monkey, (CERCOPITHECUS AETHIOPS) used primarily in virus replication studies and plaque assays.
Lining of the INTESTINES, consisting of an inner EPITHELIUM, a middle LAMINA PROPRIA, and an outer MUSCULARIS MUCOSAE. In the SMALL INTESTINE, the mucosa is characterized by a series of folds and abundance of absorptive cells (ENTEROCYTES) with MICROVILLI.
A species of gram-positive, cellulolytic bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It produces CELLULOSOMES which are involved in plant CELL WALL degradation.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae isolated from infected CATTLE; SHEEP; and other animals. It causes blackleg in cattle and sheep and is transmitted through soil-borne spores.
Human colonic ADENOCARCINOMA cells that are able to express differentiation features characteristic of mature intestinal cells, such as ENTEROCYTES. These cells are valuable in vitro tools for studies related to intestinal cell function and differentiation.
Inflammation of the COLON section of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE), usually with symptoms such as DIARRHEA (often with blood and mucus), ABDOMINAL PAIN, and FEVER.
A group of QUINOLONES with at least one fluorine atom and a piperazinyl group.

Antimicrobial activities of synthetic bismuth compounds against Clostridium difficile. (1/1505)

Clostridium difficile is a major nosocomial pathogen responsible for pseudomembranous colitis and many cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Because of potential relapse of disease with current antimicrobial therapy protocols, there is a need for additional and/or alternative antimicrobial agents for the treatment of disease caused by C. difficile. We have synthesized a systematic series of 14 structurally simple bismuth compounds and assessed their biological activities against C. difficile and four other gastrointestinal species, including Helicobacter pylori. Here, we report on the activities of six compounds that exhibit antibacterial activities against C. difficile, and some of the compounds have MICs of less than 1 microgram/ml. Also tested, for comparison, were the activities of bismuth subcitrate and ranitidine bismuth citrate obtained from commercial sources. C. difficile and H. pylori were more sensitive both to the synthetic bismuth compounds and to the commercial products than were Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Proteus mirabilis, and the last three species were markedly resistant to the commercial bismuth salts. Testing with human foreskin fibroblast cells revealed that some of the synthetic compounds were more cytotoxic than others. Killing curves for C. difficile treated with the more active compounds revealed rapid death, and electron microscopy showed that the bismuth of these compounds was rapidly incorporated by C. difficile. Energy dispersive spectroscopy X-ray microanalysis of C. difficile cells containing electron-dense material confirmed the presence of internalized bismuth. Internalized bismuth was not observed in C. difficile treated with synthetic bismuth compounds that lacked antimicrobial activity, which suggests that the uptake of the metal is required for killing activity. The nature of the carrier would seem to determine whether bismuth is transported into susceptible bacteria like C. difficile.  (+info)

How intestinal bacteria cause disease. (2/1505)

An improved understanding of how intestinal bacteria cause disease has become increasingly important because of the emergence of new enteric pathogens, increasing threats of drug resistance, and a growing awareness of their importance in malnutrition and diarrhea. Reviewed here are the varied ways that intestinal bacteria cause disease, which provide fundamental lessons about microbial pathogenesis as well as cell signaling. Following colonization, enteric pathogens may adhere to or invade the epithelium or may produce secretory exotoxins or cytotoxins. In addition, by direct or indirect effects, they may trigger secondary mediator release of cytokines that attract inflammatory cells, which release further products, such as prostaglandins or platelet-activating factor, which can also trigger secretion. An improved understanding of pathogenesis not only opens new approaches to treatment and control but may also suggest improved simple means of diagnosis and even vaccine development.  (+info)

A novel cytotoxin from Clostridium difficile serogroup F is a functional hybrid between two other large clostridial cytotoxins. (3/1505)

The large clostridial cytotoxins (LCTs) constitute a group of high molecular weight clostridial cytotoxins that inactivate cellular small GTP-binding proteins. We demonstrate that a novel LCT (TcdB-1470) from Clostridium difficile strain 1470 is a functional hybrid between "reference" TcdB-10463 and Clostridium sordellii TcsL-1522. It bound to the same specific receptor as TcdB-10463 but glucosylated the same GTP-binding proteins as TcsL-1522. All three toxins had equal enzymatic potencies but were equally cytotoxic only when microinjected. When applied extracellularly TcdB-1470 and TcdB-10463 were considerably more potent cytotoxins than TcsL-1522. The small GTP-binding protein R-Ras was identified as a target for TcdB-1470 and also for TcsL-1522 but not for TcdB-10463. R-Ras is known to control integrin-extracellular matrix interactions from inside the cell. Its glucosylation may be a major determinant for the cell rounding and detachment induced by the two R-Ras-attacking toxins. In contrast, fibroblasts treated with TcdB-10463 were arborized and remained attached, with phosphotyrosine containing structures located at the cell-to-cell contacts and beta3-integrin remaining at the tips of cellular protrusions. These components were absent from cells treated with the R-Ras-inactivating toxins. The novel hybrid toxin will broaden the utility of the LCTs for clarifying the functions of several small GTPases, now including also R-Ras.  (+info)

Immunogenicity of a Salmonella typhimurium aroA aroD vaccine expressing a nontoxic domain of Clostridium difficile toxin A. (4/1505)

The C-terminal repeat domain of Clostridium difficile toxin A harbors toxin-neutralizing epitopes and is considered to be a candidate component of a vaccine against C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD). Fourteen of the 38 C-terminal toxin A repeats (14CDTA) were cloned into pTECH-1 in frame with the immunogenic fragment C of tetanus toxin (TETC) to generate plasmid p56TETC. Expression of the TETC-14CDTA fusion protein was driven from the anaerobically inducible nirB promoter within attenuated Salmonella typhimurium BRD509 (aroA aroD). The TETC-14CDTA fusion protein was purified and shown to bind to known toxin A receptors found on the surface of rabbit erythrocytes. Intranasal (i.n.) and intragastric (i.g.) immunization with 10(7) and 10(10) CFU, respectively, of BRD509(p56TETC) generated significant (P < 0.05) anti-toxin A serum responses after a single dose. Antibody titers were elevated following a boosting dose with either live vaccine or a subcutaneous injection of 0.5 microgram of purified 14CDTA protein. Importantly, serum from mice immunized with BRD509(p56TETC) neutralized toxin A cytotoxicity. Both i.n. and i.g. immunizations also generated toxin A-specific immunoglobulin A on the pulmonary and intestinal mucosa, respectively. Intranasal vaccination induced consistently higher serum and mucosal anti-toxin A antibody responses. Significant anti-tetanus toxoid serum and mucosal antibodies were also generated by both immunization routes. The availability of live attenuated Salmonella typhi for human use may allow the development of a multivalent mucosal vaccine against CDAD, tetanus, and typhoid.  (+info)

Factors associated with prolonged symptoms and severe disease due to Clostridium difficile. (5/1505)

OBJECTIVE: toxigenic Clostridium difficile is responsible for a spectrum of disease severity ranging from mild diarrhoea to fulminant colitis. This study attempts to determine the proportion of patients in each category of severity and evaluate the risk factors for a more prolonged and complicated course. DESIGN: prospective cohort study. SETTING: university teaching hospital. SUBJECTS: all patients with symptomatic C. difficile infection during 4 months of an outbreak (January-April 1995); n=73; median age 74 years (range 17-91). MEASUREMENTS: incidence of C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD); severity of disease; percentage of patients in each category of severity; risk factors for severe disease/prolonged symptoms (univariate and multivariable analyses). RESULTS: the incidence of CDAD was 0.93%. Of the cases identified, 18 (24.7%) had mild, self-limiting disease; 26 (35.6%) had moderately severe disease; 23 (31.5%) had prolonged symptoms and six (8.2%) had a complicated course. Although CDAD was more common in older patients (P < 0.001), increasing age was not a risk factor for severity. Significant risk factors for severe CDAD included low Barthel and abbreviated mental test scores (P < 0.01, P < 0.001 respectively) and recent endoscopy (P=0.03). Logistic regression analysis revealed the following independent predictors of severe CDAD: endoscopy [odds ratios (OR) 4.0, P=0.03] and cognitive impairment (OR 11.0, P < 0.01). A trend towards significance was noted for nasogastric tube insertion (OR 3.1, P=0.08). Complications of infection included dehydration, malnutrition and faecal incontinence (which was statistically significantly associated with more severe disease; P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: risk factors for severity of CDAD include functional disability, cognitive impairment, and recent endoscopy. Anticipation of severe CDAD may limit morbidity and mortality.  (+info)

Incidence and outcome of Clostridium difficile infection following autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. (6/1505)

A retrospective evaluation of 200 consecutive recipients of autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) was conducted to ascertain the incidence and outcome of infection with Clostridium difficile. The diagnosis was confirmed in 14 patients with diarrhea (15 episodes) at a median of 33 days after stem cell infusion. Five patients were neutropenic at the time of diagnosis. Every individual had adverse known risk factors such as recent or current use of antibiotic, corticosteroid and antiviral therapy, recent administration of myeloablative chemotherapy and numerous, prolonged periods of hospitalization. Diarrhea, frequently hemorrhagic, was the most common presenting feature along with fever, abdominal cramps and abdominal distention. Diagnosis was established by the stool-cytotoxin test. Response to standard treatment with oral vancomycin or metronidazole was prompt despite the presence of several adverse prognostic features in these patients. There was only one instance of relapse which was also treated successfully. Several transplant-related variables such as age, sex, underlying malignancy, myelo-ablative regimen, duration of neutropenia, and prophylactic use of oral ampicillin underwent statistical analysis but failed to be predictive of C. difficile infection in such a setting. Finally, C. difficile is not uncommon after autologous PBSCT and must be included in the differential diagnosis in any such patient with diarrhea.  (+info)

Suppression of toxin production in Clostridium difficile VPI 10463 by amino acids. (7/1505)

The impact of various growth conditions on the expression of toxins and other proteins by Clostridium difficile VPI 10463 was studied. During non-starved conditions, the rate of toxin synthesis paralleled that of total protein during both exponential growth and stationary phase, and in both defined and complex media. Biotin limitation reduced growth rate and bulk protein synthesis, whereas toxin expression continued, leading to a 50- to 200-fold increase in intracellular toxin levels. Concomitantly, several 22 kDa proteins were up-regulated as revealed by two-dimensional PAGE analysis. The toxin yield was 30-fold higher in peptone yeast extract (PY) than in PY containing glucose (PYG). By contrast, glucose limitation reduced toxin yields by 20- to 100-fold in defined media. By elevating the buffering capacity and bicarbonate concentration, toxin yields were increased by 10-fold in PY and PYG. The high toxin production by C. difficile during growth in PY was lowered 100-fold by adding a blend of nine amino acids and several 60-100 kDa proteins were concomitantly down-regulated. It was concluded that toxin expression in C. difficile VPI 10463 was not affected by growth rate, growth phase, catabolite repression or the stringent response. Instead the co-expression of toxins and a few specific additional proteins appeared to be influenced by metabolic pathways involving CO2 assimilation, carboxylation reactions and metabolism of certain amino acids.  (+info)

Evaluation of two rapid assays for detection of Clostridium difficile toxin A in stool specimens. (8/1505)

Rapid laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is highly desirable in the setting of hospital cost containment. We tested 654 stool specimens to compare the performance of two assays for rapid detection of toxin A, the Immunocard Toxin A test (Meridian Diagnostics, Inc.) and the Culturette Brand Toxin CD enzyme immunoassay (EIA) (Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems), with a cytotoxin assay (Cytotoxi Test; Advanced Clinical Diagnostics) and culture on cycloserine-cefoxitin-fructose agar followed by determination of the production of toxins A and B. A chart review was performed for patients whose stool specimens provided positive results on one to three of the assays. With the "gold standard" of all four assays positive or chart review evidence of CDAD, 97 (14.8%) stool specimens were positive by one or more assays and 557 (85.2%) were negative by all methods. Total agreement for all assays was 90.5% (592 of 654). The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value for toxigenic culture were 94.7, 98.6, 87.1, and 99.5%, respectively, for toxigenic culture; 87.7, 98.6, 86.2, and 98.8%, respectively, for the cytotoxin assay; 71.9, 99.3, 91.1, and 97.3%, respectively, for the Immunocard; and 68.4, 99.1, 88.6, and 96.9%, respectively, for the Culturette EIA. While easy to perform and highly specific, these rapid assays do not appear to be sufficient for accurate diagnosis of CDAD.  (+info)

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TY - JOUR. T1 - Community-acquired infection with hypervirulent Clostridium difficile isolates that carry different toxin and antibiotic resistance loci. T2 - A case report. AU - Muñoz, Marina. AU - Camargo, Milena. AU - Ríos-Chaparro, Dora Inés. AU - Gómez, Paula. AU - Patarroyo, Manuel Alfonso. AU - Ramírez, Juan David. N1 - Funding Information: The Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Colciencias) financed the Ph.D. program to both first authors within the framework of the National Program for Promoting Research Training (sponsor‑ ship call 617). Publisher Copyright: © 2017 The Author(s). Copyright: Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2017/11/9. Y1 - 2017/11/9. N2 - Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) leads to the onset of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and a wide range of gastrointestinal pathologies. Currently, CDI is one of the most important opportunistic infections at the intrahospital level and an exponential ...
Title: Clostridium Difficile Infection Following Chemotherapy. VOLUME: 5 ISSUE: 1. Author(s):Shahzad Raza, Mahadi A. Baig, Helena Russell, Yanick Gourdet and Barbara J. Berger. Affiliation:Department of Medicine Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, New York, USA.. Keywords:Chemotherapy, glutamate dehydrogenase test, real-time polymerase chain reaction, enzyme immunoassays, Clostridium difficile infection. Abstract: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major concern for health care system and clinicians. Interest in C. difficile infection has increased recently due to an ongoing C. difficile epidemic with a hypervirulent strain and mortality. Disease due to C. difficile is responsible for substantial strain on the hospital system by increasing patients length of stay and increasing costs. Present studies have demonstrated chemotherapeutic agents as an independent risk factor for CDI potentially leading towards serious morbidity and mortality. However, the current strategies ...
Clostridium difficile toxin A (TcdA) is a toxin generated by Clostridium difficile. It is similar to Clostridium difficile Toxin B. The toxins are the main virulence factors produced by the gram positive, anaerobic, Clostridium difficile bacteria. The toxins function by damaging the intestinal mucosa and cause the symptoms of C. difficile infection, including pseudomembranous colitis. TcdA is one of the largest bacterial toxins known. With a molecular mass of 308 kDa, it is usually described as a potent enterotoxin, but it also has some activity as a cytotoxin. The toxin acts by modifying host cell GTPase proteins by glucosylation, leading to changes in cellular activities. Risk factors for C. difficile infection include antibiotic treatment, which can disrupt normal intestinal microbiota and lead to colonization of C. difficile bacteria. The gene contains an open reading frame (ORF) of 8,133 nucleotides, coding for 2,710 amino acids. TcdA and TcdB share 63% homology in their amino acid ...
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a symptomatic infection due to the spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium difficile. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain. It makes up about 20% of cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Complications may include pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, perforation of the colon, and sepsis. Clostridium difficile infection is spread by bacterial spores found within feces. Surfaces may become contaminated with the spores with further spread occurring via the hands of healthcare workers. Risk factors for infection include antibiotic or proton pump inhibitors use, hospitalization, other health problems, and older age. Diagnosis is by stool culture or testing for the bacterias DNA or toxins. If a person tests positive but has no symptoms it is known as C. difficile colonization rather than an infection. Prevention is by limiting antibiotic use; and by hand washing, and terminal room cleaning in hospital. Discontinuation of ...
From webmed.com Clostridium difficile Colitis - Overview What is Clostridium difficile colitis? Clostridium difficile (also called C. difficile) are bacteria that can cause swelling and irritation of the large intestine, or colon . This inflammation, known as colitis, can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. You may get C. difficile colitis if you take antibiotics. C. difficile also can be passed from person to person. The infection is most common in people who are taking antibiotics while in the hospital. It is especially common in older people in hospitals and nursing ho ...
The emerging therapies that will boost the Clostridium Difficile Infection market in the coming years includes SER 109, Ridinilazole, RBX2660, CP101, and DAV132.. Companies across the globe are working diligently toward the development of new Clostridium Difficile Infection treatment therapies. The key players are Seres Therapeutics, Summit Therapeutics, Rebiotix Inc., Finch Therapeutics and Da Volterra.. Request for free sample pages @ Clostridium Difficile Infections Market Trends Media Contact ...
The emerging therapies that will boost the Clostridium Difficile Infection market in the coming years includes SER 109, Ridinilazole, RBX2660, CP101, and DAV132.. Companies across the globe are working diligently toward the development of new Clostridium Difficile Infection treatment therapies. The key players are Seres Therapeutics, Summit Therapeutics, Rebiotix Inc., Finch Therapeutics and Da Volterra.. Request for free sample pages @ Clostridium Difficile Infections Market Trends Media Contact ...
Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), an enzyme present in high copy numbers in many organisms, has proved to be a sensitive screening marker for Clostridium difficile. Since GDH is present in many intestinal bacteria, it is crucial that assay systems for glutamate dehydrogenase be accurate and highly sensitive for the detection of C. difficile-specific GDH. The RIDA®QUICK Clostridium difficile GDH immunochromatographic rapid test meets both of these requirements to a high degree. Although it does not eliminate the need for the detection of C. difficile toxins A and B, which is obligatory for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection, the RIDA®QUICK Clostridium difficile GDH difficile rapid test improves the reliability of detection of this very consequential nosocomial pathogen when performed sequentially, i.e., before or parallel to the RIDA®QUICK Clostridium difficile Toxin A/B rapid test. Both the specific clinical symptoms and signs and the positive detection of C. difficile toxins A and ...
New advances in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) Dennis D Hedge, Joe D Strain, Jodi R Heins, Debra K FarverSouth Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Brookings, SD 57007, USAAbstract: Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have increased in frequency throughout the world. In addition to an increase in frequency, recent CDI epidemics have been linked to a hypervirulent C. difficile strain resulting in greater severity of disease. Although most mild to moderate cases of CDI continue to respond to metronidazole or vancomycin, refractory and recurrent cases of CDI may require alternative therapies. This review provides a brief overview of CDI and summarizes studies involving alternative antibiotics, toxin binders, probiotics, and immunological therapies that can be considered for treatment of acute and recurrent CDI in severe and refractory situations.Keywords: Clostridium difficile, antibiotics, probiotics, immunological therapy
TY - JOUR. T1 - Strain types and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Clostridium difficile isolates from the United States, 2011 to 2013. AU - Tickler, Isabella A.. AU - Goering, Richard V.. AU - Whitmore, Joseph D.. AU - Lynn, Ashley N.W.. AU - Persing, David H.. AU - Tenover, Fred C.. PY - 2014/7. Y1 - 2014/7. N2 - We determined the PCR ribotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of 508 toxigenic Clostridium difficile isolates collected between 2011 and 2013 from 32 U.S. hospitals. Of the 29 PCR ribotypes identified, the 027 strain type was the most common (28.1%), although the rates varied by geographic region. Ribotype 014/020 isolates appear to be emerging. Clindamycin and moxifloxacin resistances (36.8% and 35.8%, respectively) were the most frequent resistance phenotypes observed. Reduced susceptibility to vancomycin was observed in 39.1% of 027 isolates.. AB - We determined the PCR ribotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of 508 toxigenic Clostridium difficile ...
Background. Previous studies have examined the association between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use and the risk of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD), with conflicting results. Whether outpatient PPI use influences the risk of hospital admission for CDAD among older patients who have recently been treated with antibiotics is unknown.. Methods. We conducted a population-based, nested case-control study of linked health care databases in Ontario, Canada, from 1 April 2002 through 31 March 2005. We identified patients aged ⩾66 years who were hospitalized for CDAD within 60 days of receiving outpatient antibiotic therapy. Each case patient with CDAD was matched with 10 control subjects on the basis of age, sex, and details of antibiotic use (antibiotic class, timing, and number of antibiotics used). PPI use by case patients and control subjects was categorized as current (within 90 days), recent (91-180 days), or remote (181-365 days). We used conditional logistic regression to ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Review. T2 - Clostridium difficile-associated disorders/diarrhea and Clostridium difficile colitis: The emergence of a more virulent era. AU - Hookman, Perry. AU - Barkin, Jamie S.. PY - 2007/4. Y1 - 2007/4. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33947584592&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33947584592&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1007/s10620-006-9450-4. DO - 10.1007/s10620-006-9450-4. M3 - Review article. C2 - 17380404. AN - SCOPUS:33947584592. VL - 52. SP - 1071. EP - 1075. JO - Digestive Diseases and Sciences. JF - Digestive Diseases and Sciences. SN - 0163-2116. IS - 4. ER - ...
What is C. difficile?. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, bowel inflammation (colitis), and rarely severe colitis (pseudomembranous colitis) and bowel perforation. In its spore (inert) form, it survives heat and frost in the environment; C. difficile spores usually pass through our guts without harm. However, certain triggers, such as antibiotics or proton pump inhibitors, cause C. difficile to grow and produce toxins. These toxins cause the symptoms of diarrhea. How is C. difficile spread?. C. difficile spores are spread on hands of sick patients and healthcare workers, and from surfaces and rooms that are not properly cleaned. Spores are not killed with typical disinfectants; so you need to use a fresh bleach solution (1:10 dilution) or special disinfectants. (EPA List K).. What is healthcare-associated C. difficile infection?. In an effort to address the causes of C. difficile infection (CDI), infections have been attributed to ...
Clostridium difficile infections cause morbidity and mortality. The authors conducted a retrospective review of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in kidney transplant recipients at their center over a 3 year period. The overall rate of CDI was 6.1% and increased over time during the study. A case-control study was subsequently performed to determine the risk factors for infection. Independent predictors of CDI among kidney transplant recipients were VRE colonization, having a CDC-criteria high risk donor, and administration of high-risk antibiotics such as antipseudomonal penicillins and carbapenems. There were no deaths in this series although 10.8% had recurrent infection. The study highlights the need for judicious antibiotic use and good infection control practices in transplant units.. ...
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are the most frequent cause of diarrhoea in hospitals. Geriatric patients are more often affected by the condition, by a relapse and complications. Therefore, a crucial question is how often colonization with toxigenic Clostridium difficile strains occurs in elderly patients without diarrhoea and whether there is a
Reduced susceptibility in some C. difficile isolates has been observed to metronidazole, a frontline antibiotic for C. difficile infection. Therefore, this study was performed to characterize reduced metronidazole susceptibility in UK C. difficile isolates, using phenotypic and genotypic approaches. This research focused on strains of three UK C. difficile ribotypes 027, 001, 106 including metronidazole reduced susceptible (CDRM) and metronidazole susceptible (CDSM) C. difficile strains, and 2 control strains from ribotype 010 (CDRM) and 038 (CDSM). An agar incorporation method (AIM) was used to determine the susceptibility and heterogeneity of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). Ribotype 001 CDRM strains was observed for metronidazole to have the highest MIC90 (8mg/L) and the highest MIC hetereogeneity distributed across 2 MICs was observed in ribotype 106 at 22% and 11% for metronidazole and vancomycin respectively. All strains were susceptible to vancomycin at MIC ≤ 2mg/L which ...
Feeling CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE COLITIS while using Metronidazole? CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE COLITIS Causes, Patient Concerns and Latest Treatments and Metronidazole Reports and Side Effects.
Results:. An outbreak of C. difficile-associated diarrhea was caused by a clonal isolate of clindamycin-resistant C. difficile and was associated with increased use of clindamycin. Hospital-wide requirement of approval by an infectious disease consultant of clindamycin use led to an overall reduction in clindamycin use, a sustained reduction in the mean number of cases of C. difficile-associated diarrhea (11.5 cases/month compared with 3.33 cases/month; P , 0.001), and an increase in clindamycin susceptibility among C. difficile isolates (9% compared with 61%; P , 0.001). A parallel increase was noted in the use of and costs associated with other antibiotics with antianaerobic activity, including cefotetan, ticarcillin-clavulanate, and imipenem-cilastin. The hospital realized overall cost savings as a result of the decreased incidence of C. difficile-associated diarrhea. ...
Bacteria within biofilms are protected from multiple stresses, including immune responses and antimicrobial agents. The biofilm-forming ability of bacterial pathogens has been associated with increased antibiotic resistance and chronic recurrent infections. Although biofilms have been well studied for several gut pathogens, little is known about biofilm formation by anaerobic gut species. The obligate anaerobe Clostridium difficile causes C. difficile infection (CDI), a major health care-associated problem primarily due to the high incidence of recurring infections. C. difficile colonizes the gut when the normal intestinal microflora is disrupted by antimicrobial agents; however, the factors or processes involved in gut colonization during infection remain unclear. We demonstrate that clinical C. difficile strains, i.e., strain 630 and the hypervirulent strain R20291, form structured biofilms in vitro, with R20291 accumulating substantially more biofilm. Microscopic and biochemical analyses show ...
Author summary The anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a prominent pathogen in hospitals worldwide and the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea. Numerous risk factors are associated with C. difficile infections (CDIs) including: antibiotics, advanced age, vitamin D deficiency, and proton pump inhibitors. Antibiotic use disrupts the intestinal microbiota allowing for C. difficile to colonize, however, why these other risk factors increase CDI incidence is unclear. Notably, deficient intestinal calcium absorption (i.e., increased calcium levels) is associated with these risk factors. In this work, we investigate the role of calcium in C. difficile spore germination. C. difficile spores are the infectious particles and they must become metabolically active (germinate) to cause disease. Here, we show that calcium is required for C. difficile germination, specifically activating the key step of cortex hydrolysis, and that this calcium can be derived from either within
Quarterly epidemiological data on Clostridium difficile infection, Escherichia coli bacteraemia, Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and Surgical Site Infection in Scotland. April to June (Q2) 2017
A panel of experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to update the 2010 clinical practice guideline on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults. The update, which has incorporated recommendations for children (following the adult recommendations for epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment), includes significant changes in the management of this infection and reflects the evolving controversy over best methods for diagnosis. Clostridium difficile remains the most important cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea and has become the most commonly identified cause of healthcare-associated infection in adults in the United States. Moreover, C. difficile has established itself as an important community pathogen.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epidemiology and outcomes of clostridium difficile infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. AU - Alonso, Carolyn D.. AU - Treadway, Suzanne B.. AU - Hanna, David B.. AU - Huff, Carol Ann. AU - Neofytos, Dionissios. AU - Carroll, Karen C.. AU - Marr, Kieren A.. PY - 2012/4/15. Y1 - 2012/4/15. N2 - Background. Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of infectious diarrhea among hospitalized patients and is a major concern for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Risk factors and the natural history of C. difficile infection (CDI) are poorly understood in this population.Methods.We performed a retrospective nested case-control study to describe the epidemiology, timing, and risk factors for CDI among adult patients who received HSCTs at our center from January 2003 through December 2008. Results. The overall 1-year incidence of CDI was 9.2% among HSCTs performed (n=999). The median time to diagnosis of CDI was short among both ...
Background Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive bacteria found in the large bowel or colon that causes mild to severe intestinal conditions and sometimes death. The primary risk factors for development of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) include healthcare exposure and recent antimicrobial use. The purpose of this study is to compare risk factors associated with CDI occurring in the Community to those associated with Healthcare Facility Associated CDI in the metro Atlanta population from September 1, 2009 - April 30, 2011. Methods Patients were identified through C. difficile surveillance program of the Georgia Emerging Infections Program (EIP). Prospective, population based, laboratory based surveillance for all positive C. difficile cases in the Georgia Health District 3 (HD3). Due to the sampling scheme, for this analysis CO-HCFA and HCFO cases were combined to make a Healthcare Facility Associated (HCFA) classification. Using SAS, a logistic regression analysis was performed to compare the
Hanae Matsumoto, Takashi Mitsui, Kazuma Sato, Toshihiko Mouri, Noriyasu Tamura, Michiya Bando. Kawakita general hospital. Background: The number of laparoscopic surgeries is increasing because of minimal invasion of the patient. Compared with open abdominal surgeries, they are likely to produce less postoperative paralysis of the intestine. But ileus is an important complication for laparoscopic surgeries too: sometimes it could cause death. We experienced a rare case of severe Clostridium difficile infection, not only in the colon but also in the small intestine, after a laparoscopic lower anterior resection.. Case Presentation: A 75-year- old man diagnosed with rectal cancer (adenocarcinoma). The clinical staging was cT2N0M0 cStage?. A laparoscopic lower anterior resection with covering ileostomy was conducted. there was no trouble during the operation. The patient began to eat and walk on post operative day (POD)1. Till POD2, we used prophylactic antibiotics: cefmetazole 2g/day. On POD10, ...
A woman suffering from a recurrent Clostridium difficile or C. difficile was recently successfully treated for infection with a stool transplant, but after the surgery she has gained considerable amount weight.. Stool transplant, known as fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in technical term, is considered by the doctors as effective procedure for the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infections that can even turn fatal in some cases.. The C. difficile infection is considered to be a common reason for diarrhea related to antibiotic. With the overgrowth of the bacteria, dangerous toxins also begun to release that in turns attack the intestines lining, causing Clostridium difficile colitis.. An unnamed woman underwent a transplant of stool in 2011 for treating C. difficile infection. Before the procedure, her BMI was 26 and weighed 136 pounds. But she reported gaining an extra weight of around 34 pounds within 16 months of the surgery.. The stool was donated to a woman, whose identity is not ...
Evidence-based recommendations on faecal microbiota (bacteria) transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile/C. diff) infection
Evidence-based recommendations on faecal microbiota (bacteria) transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile/C. diff) infection
An electron microscopic investigation was performed on 28 Clostridium difficile strains isolated from 15 antibiotic-associated diarrhea cases and from 13 healthy infants. Through the use of supernatants of the cultures induced by mitomycin C (1 or 3 micrograms/ml), 18 of the 28 C. difficile strains …
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Clostridium difficile is mainly a nosocomial pathogen and is a significant cause of antibioticassociated diarrhea. It is also implicated in the majority of cases of pseudomembranous colitis. The main etiological agent of C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is perturbations to the gut microbiota by broad-spectrum antibiotics. Recently, thuricin CD, a two-peptide narrow spectrum sactibiotic bacteriocin with potent activity against C. difficile has been discovered. It is produced by Bacillus thuringiensis DPC6431. The efficacy of thuricin CD against a range of C. difficile clinical isolates has been determined in the form of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values and compared to metronidazole, vancomycin, ramoplanin and actagardine in this thesis. Furthermore, by assessing paired combinations of the above-mentioned antimicrobials, it was determined that ramoplanin and actagardine function in a synergistic manner against the majority of C. difficile isolates. The functions of the genes in ...
RAJABALLY, N et al. The Clostridium difficile problem: A South African tertiary institutions prospective perspective. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2013, vol.103, n.3, pp.168-172. ISSN 2078-5135.. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to report the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) in a tertiary-care hospital in South Africa and to identify risk factors, assess patient outcomes and determine the impact of the hypervirulent strain of the organism referred to as North American pulsed-field type 1 (NAP1). METHODS: Adults who presented with diarrhoea over a period of 15 months were prospectively evaluated for CDAD using stool toxin enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Positive specimens were evaluated by PCR. Patient demographics, laboratory parameters and outcomes were analysed. RESULTS: CDAD was diagnosed in 59 (9.2%) of 643 patients (median age 39 years, IQR 30 - 55). Thirty-four (58%) were female. Recent antibiotic exposure was reported in 39 (66%), 27 (46%) had ...
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Morbidity, Mortality, and Healthcare Burden of Nosocomial Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea in Canadian Hospitals - Volume 23 Issue 3 - Mark A. Miller, Meagan Hyland, Marianna Ofner-Agostini, Marie Gourdeau, Magued Ishak, Canadian Hospital Epidemiology Committee, Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has become a worldwide public health problem causing high mortality and a large disease burden. Molecular typing and analysis is important for surveillance and infection control of CDI. However, molecular characterization of C. difficile across China is extremely rare. Here, we report on the toxin profiles, molecular subtyping with multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and PCR ribotyping, and epidemiological characteristics of 199 C. difficile isolates collected between 2010 through 2015 from 13 participating centers across China. We identified 35 STs and 27 ribotypes (RTs) among the 199 C. difficile isolates: ST35 (15.58%), ST3 (15.08%), ST37 (12.06%), and RT017 (14.07%), RT001 (12.06%), RT012 (11.56%) are the most prevalent. One isolate with ST1 and 8 isolates with ST 11 were identified. We identified a new ST in this study, denoted ST332. The toxin profile tcdA+tcdB+tcdC+tcdR+tcdE+CDT- (65.83%) was the predominant profile. Furthermore, 11 isolates with positive
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released a new research brief on Clostridium difficile infections-a common infection, often referred to as C. diff or CDI, that can cause severe suffering and can be life threatening. PHC4s research found that hospitalized patients with a CDI often have higher in-hospital mortality and readmission rates and tend to stay in the hospital longer. Hospital payments also tend to be higher for patients with a CDI. For patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure, patients with a CDI had in-hospital mortality rates that were double those for patients who did not have a CDI (5.6% compared to 2.8%), and they typically stayed in the hospital longer (7 days versus 4 days). Readmission rates for patients with a CDI were 39% higher (33.6% versus 24.2%). Estimated hospital payments averaged $13,711 compared to $9,380. The research brief also examines the impact these infections have on other common conditions such as sepsis, pneumonia and ...
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Clostridium difficile is an important nosocomial pathogen, resulting in antibiotic-associated disease ranging from mild diarrhoea to the life-threatening pseudomembranous colitis. Upon antibiotic exposure, it is believed that the normal bowel microflora of patients is disrupted, allowing C. difficile to proliferate. Significantly, C. difficile is among only a few bacteria able to ferment tyrosine to p-cresol, a phenolic compound that is toxic to other microbes via its ability to interfere with metabolism. Therefore, the ability of different C. difficile strains to produce and tolerate p-cresol may play an important role in the development and severity of C. difficile-associated disease. In this study, it was demonstrated that two C. difficile hypervirulent 027 strains (Stoke Mandeville and BI-16) are more tolerant to p-cresol than other C. difficile strains including 630, CF4 and CD196. Surprising, it was shown that Clostridium sordellii also has a high tolerance to p-cresol, suggesting an overlap in
Although mostly associated with antibiotic use in hospitalized patients, C. difficile infections in people in the community have become more common. As of 2014, they accounted for 41 percent of all C. difficile infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this new case-control study, researchers enrolled adult patients from 10 U.S. sites during 2014-2015 who tested positive for C. difficile as an outpatient, or within three days of being hospitalized, and who had not been admitted to a health care facility within the past 12 weeks.. Each patient was matched to a person who did not have a C. difficile infection as a control. All of the study participants-452 total-were interviewed individually by phone to collect information about their health, medication use, recent health care visits, household exposures, and diet. In line with previous studies, larger percentages of patients with community-associated C. difficile infections had prior outpatient health care ...
In order to determine if gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) on concentrated stool extracts could be substituted to cell culture assay for cytotoxicity, we prospectively studied 154 diarrhoeal stools submitted for detection of Clostridium difficile toxin. Isocaproic-positive samples were cultured on egg yolk agar supplemented with cycloserine, cefoxitin and fructose for isolation of C difficile, and on egg yolk agar plus kanamycin for isolation of other clostridium species. Of the 154 samples, 129 were GLC-negative (height of the isocaproic peak less than 1.2 cm) and were toxin-negative. Twenty-five stools yielded isocaproic acid; C difficile isolated from 13 of them, six of which were also toxin-positive. Four other isocaproic-positive samples yielded C bifermentans and C sordellii; all were toxin-negative. These results indicate that a negative GLC is an excellent screening test for excluding C difficile infection; positive results must be checked by toxin testing and culture since they are not ...
Clostridium difficile, the most common cause of hospital-associated diarrhoea in developed countries, presents major public health challenges. The high clinical and economic burden from C. difficile infection (CDI) relates to the high frequency of recurrent infections caused by either the same or different strains of C. difficile. An interval of 8 weeks after index infection is commonly used to classify recurrent CDI episodes. We assessed strains of C. difficile in a sample of patients with recurrent CDI in Western Australia from October 2011 to July 2017. The performance of different intervals between initial and subsequent episodes of CDI was investigated. Of 4612 patients with CDI, 1471 (32%) were identified with recurrence. PCR ribotyping data were available for initial and recurrent episodes for 551 patients. Relapse (recurrence with same ribotype (RT) as index episode) was found in 350 (64%) patients and reinfection (recurrence with new RT) in 201 (36%) patients. Our analysis indicates ...
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High-risk patients must be warned about proton pump inhibitors and Clostridium difficile infection, as community-acquired C. difficile infections increase.
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Cross-sectional studies suggest an increasing trend in incidence and relatively low recurrence rates of Clostridium difficile infections in Asia than in Europe and North America. The temporal trend of C. difficile infection in Asia is not completely understood. We conducted a territory-wide population-based observational study to investigate the burden and clinical outcomes in Hong Kong, China, over a 9-year period. A total of 15,753 cases were identified, including 14,402 (91.4%) healthcare-associated cases and 817 (5.1%) community-associated cases. After adjustment for diagnostic test, we found that incidence increased from 15.41 cases/100,000 persons in 2006 to 36.31 cases/100,000 persons in 2014, an annual increase of 26%. This increase was associated with elderly patients, for whom incidence increased 3-fold over the period. Recurrence at 60 days increased from 5.7% in 2006 to 9.1% in 2014 (p&lt;0.001). Our data suggest the need for further surveillance, especially in Asia, which contains ≈60
Clostridium difficile has become the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea in adults. A substantial increase has occurred in morbidity and mortality associated with disease caused by C difficile and in the identification of new hypervirulent strains, warranting a high clinical index of suspicion for infections due to this organism. Prevention of infection requires a multidisciplinary approach, including early recognition of disease, effective contact isolation precautions, adherence to disinfectant policies, and judicious use of antibiotics. Current treatment approaches are based on the severity of illness. As hypervirulent strains evolve, unsuccessful treatments are more common. Complicated colitis caused by C difficile may benefit from surgical intervention. Subtotal colectomy and end ileostomy have been the procedures of choice, but are associated with a high mortality rate because of late surgical consultation and use of surgery as a salvage therapy. A promising surgical alternative is ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. AU - Brandt, Lawrence J.. AU - Reddy, Sheela S.. PY - 2011/11. Y1 - 2011/11. N2 - With the increasing prevalence of recurrent/refractory Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), alternative treatments to the standard antibiotic therapies are being sought. One of the more controversial of such alternative treatments is fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). Although the notion of FMT is foreign - even startling - and not esthetic to most people, the concept has been around for many decades. Its benefit and efficacy dates back ,50 years to its use for staphylococcal pseudomembranous colitis, and now FMT is showing a great promise as an inexpensive, safe, and highly efficient treatment for recurrent and refractory CDI. Moreover, with a better understanding of the intricacies of the colonic microbiome and its role in colonic pathophysiology, FMT has the potential to become the standard of care for CDI ...
Clostridium difficile is the main cause of antibiotic associated diarrhea. In the past decade, the number of C. difficile patients has increased dramatically, coinciding with the emergence of two PCR ribotypes 027 and 078. PCR ribotype 078 is also frequently found during C. difficile outbreaks in pigfarms. Previously, the genome of the PCR ribotype 078 strain M120, a human isolate, was described to contain a unique insert of 100 kilobases. Analysis of this insert revealed over 90 open reading frames, encoding proteins originating from transposons, phages and plasmids. The insert was shown to be a transposon (Tn6164), as evidenced by the presence of an excised and circularised molecule, containing the ligated 5and 3ends of the insert. Transfer of the element could not be shown through filter-mating experiments. Whole genome sequencing of PCR ribotype 078 strain 31618, isolated from a diarrheic piglet, showed that Tn6164 was not present in this strain. To test the prevalence of Tn6164, a collection of
Low mannose-binding lectin concentration, but not genotype, was associated with disease recurrence in a large prospective cohort of patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Background. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) plays a key role in the activation of the lectin-complement pathway of innate immunity, and its deficiency has been linked with several acute infections. However, its role in predisposing to, or modulating disease severity in, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has not been investigated. Methods. We prospectively recruited 308 CDI case patients and 145 control patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). CDI outcome measures were disease severity, duration of symptoms, 30-day mortality, and 90-day recurrence. Serum concentrations of MBL were determined using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay transferred to an electrochemiluminescence-based platform. MBL2 polymorphisms were typed using a combination of pyrosequencing and TaqMan genotyping assays. Results. ...
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Post written by Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, from Brigham Womens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection in the United States. Recently, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has emerged as an effective and safe therapy for recurrent CDI; however, there is no standardized clinical approach. Given the rapid…
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea. Psuedomembraneous colitis is a major complication of CDI and its outbreaks w..
TY - JOUR. T1 - Acquisition and retention of Clostridium difficile by Musca domestica larvae and pupae during metamorphosis. AU - Davies, Matthew. AU - Anderson, Moray. AU - Hilton, Anthony C.. N1 - © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ PY - 2017/4/1. Y1 - 2017/4/1. N2 - Background: Transfer of Clostridium difficile by Musca domestica has been demonstrated, revealing their potential for disseminating infection in the hospital environment. Aim: To determine the ability of M. domestica larvae to acquire and retain C. difficile throughout their metamorphosis into adult flies. Methods: Larvae were exposed to spores of C. difficile in a faecal emulsion and examined externally and internally to determine carriage and internalisation of spores through their development to adults. Findings: Larvae harboured C. difficile externally, with means of 21.56 +/- 5.76 CFUs at day zero, ...
This study is a Phase 2 blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial of an oral probiotic product, MIYA-BM Fine Granules [Clostridium butyricum MIYAIRI 588 Strain (CBM588)], in patients diagnosed with CDI and treated with metronidazole or vancomycin. Two hundred patients who meet all eligibility criteria will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to receive either MIYA-BM (2g/dose) or placebo orally twice daily for 42 days. After randomization, all patients will be followed for a total of 180 days (6 months) for safety and recurrent CDI. If initially hospitalized, patients will be followed daily for diarrhea history, collection of concomitant medications and AEs, and monitored for their response to treatment. Patients will be followed through clinic visits and safety telephone calls. All patients will be given a Diary Card to report AEs, diarrhea history, and concomitant medications on a daily basis. If patients have signs or symptoms of CDI following resolution of the initial episode, they ...
Clostridium difficile and C. sordellii are two anaerobic, spore forming, gram positive pathogens with a broad host range and the ability to cause lethal infections. Despite strong similarities between the two Clostridial strains, differences in their host tissue preference place C. difficile infections in the gastrointestinal tract and C. sordellii infections in soft tissues. In this study, to improve our understanding of C. sordellii and C. difficile virulence and pathogenesis, we have performed a comparative genomic and phenomic analysis of the two. The global phenomes of C. difficile and C. sordellii were compared using Biolog Phenotype microarrays. When compared to C. difficile, C. sordellii was found to better utilize more complex sources of carbon and nitrogen, including peptides. Phenotype microarray comparison also revealed that C. sordellii was better able to grow in acidic pH conditions. Using next generation sequencing technology, we determined the draft genome of C.
Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff, is a species of bacteria that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut have been wiped out by antibiotics (see Wikipedia entry). In rare cases a C. diff infection can progress to toxic megacolon which can be life-threatening. In a very small percentage of the adult population C. difficile bacteria naturally reside in the gut. Other people accidentally ingest spores of the bacteria while patients in a hospital or nursing home.. Validation:. True positive (for Gold standard cases): C. diff antigen / antibody positive or colonoscopy/flex sig positive for C. diff.. True positive (for Silver standard cases): the doctor believes they had C. diff colitis and treated them with an appropriate course of oral vancomycin (vancocin) or metronidazole (flagyl). ...
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves administering fecal material from a healthy individual into the gastrointestinal tract of the patient. This has been done in the past for recurrent colitis secondary to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) using different methods such as through nasogastric tube, fecal retention enemas, and by colonoscopy. This method of treatment was introduced over 50 years ago with high success rates, although it has not been until recent that more case studies have been performed, with continued success rates of approximately 90%. Studies have found this therapy to be effective with resolution of symptoms in most patients, and have found it to be both cost effective and safe.. The purpose of this study is to use a standardized published protocol for fecal microbiota transplantation performed by colonoscopy and record the success rate and outcomes of FMT therapy for patients with recurrent CDI at the UMassMemorial Medical Center. In addition, the cost of this ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Oral Vancomycin Monotherapy Versus Combination Therapy in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients With Uncomplicated Clostridium difficile Infection. T2 - A Retrospective Cohort Study. AU - Korayem, G. B.. AU - Eljaaly, K.. AU - Matthias, K. R.. AU - Zangeneh, T. T.. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - Introduction: Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are at high risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and CDI recurrence due to their suppressed immune systems and antibiotic exposure. A combination of metronidazole and oral vancomycin is often prescribed for SOT recipients with uncomplicated CDI despite any clinical practice guidelines supporting the need for combination therapy. This study aims to compare the CDI recurrence rates of metronidazole/vancomycin combination therapy to oral vancomycin monotherapy in SOT recipients after a first episode of uncomplicated CDI. Methods: A single-center retrospective cohort study evaluated SOT recipients diagnosed with uncomplicated CDI ...
Case Report: A 69-year-old man was admitted to the hospital after undergoing radical prostatectomy. The patient was given perioperative, intravenous cefazolin. On postoperative day 2, the patient developed an ileus and oliguric renal failure. Two days later, the patient developed a temperature of 101 °F and began receiving piperacillin-tazobactam treatment for hospital-acquired pneumonia. Three days after starting the treatment, the patient developed hypotension; worsening abdominal distention, and foul-smelling, watery diarrhea. The patient was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit, given intravenous metronidazole for possible C. difficile infection, and put on vasopressors to stabilize his blood pressure. Continuous venovenous hemofiltration was initiated on postoperative day 10. The next day, rectal vancomycin treatment was started and piperacillin-tazobactam therapy was discontinued when a C. difficile toxin was detected. A sigmoidoscopy performed on postoperative day 24 ...
Clostridium difficile infection Synonyms Clostridium difficile, Cdiff, CDAD Related Conditions Colitis, toxic megacolon, antibiotic-associated diarrhea 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic spore-forming gram-positive rod that is difficult to isolate in culture. While only 10-30% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea cases are attributable to Cdiff, 60-75% of antibiotic-associated…. ...
The age of the patients ranged between 18 and over 91 years old, 72.64% were over 60 years old and 16.98% over 80. 78.30% of the patients had had previous recent hospitalization in medical or surgical units. A percentage of 81.13% of patients reported previous use of antibiotics (in hospital but also in community, especially fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins). We found severe clinical forms in 20.75% of cases; relapses were shown in 16.98% of the patients and the frequency of deaths was 4.72%. The most important laboratory disturbances were: leukocytosis in 53,92% cases (14.71% over 20,000 WBC/cmm), high level of serum creatinine in 41.41% patients (over 3mg% in 7.07% patients) and hypoproteinemia in 77.27% cases (11.36% cases under 4.5 mg%). ...
କ୍ଲସ୍ଟ୍ରିଡିଅମ ଡିଫିସିଲ (ଇଂରାଜୀ ଭାଷାରେ Clostridium difficile infection ବା ସିଡିଆଇ/CDI) ଏକ ସଂକ୍ରମଣ ଯାହା କ୍ଲସ୍ଟ୍ରିଡିଅମ ଡିଫିସିଲ ନାମକ ଏକ ସ୍ପୋର ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତକାରୀ ଜୀବାଣୁଦ୍ୱାରା ହୁଏ ।[୧] ଏହି ରୋଗର ଲକ୍ଷଣ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ପାଣିଆ ତରଳ ଝାଡ଼ା, ଜ୍ୱର, ଅଇ, ଉଦର ଯନ୍ତ୍ରଣା (abdominal pain) ଇତ୍ୟାଦି ହୁଏ । ଆଣ୍ଟିବାୟୋଟିକ ସମ୍ପର୍କୀୟ ତରଳ ଝାଡ଼ା (antibiotic-associated diarrhea) ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ୨୦% ଏହା ଯୋଗୁ ହୁଏ । ରୋଗ ଜଟିଳ ହେଲେ ସୁଡୋମେମ୍ବ୍ରେନସ କୋଲାଇଟିସ, ଟକ୍ସିକ ମେଗାକୋଲୋନ (toxic megacolon), କୋଲୋନ ଛିଦ୍ର ...
Clostridium difficile is a major cause of hospital acquired infection that poses significant diagnostic challenges. In this paper, a new type of resonant microwave applicator is proposed for the liberation of DNA from C. difficile spores via microwave disruption, followed by rapid detection using a sandwich hybridization assay. A split-ring resonator is designed to operate at 2.4 GHz with a 3 mm active gap region that contains an isolate volume of approximately 10 mm 3 , exposed to pulsed microwaves of 12 W rms power. The parallel electric field configuration maximizes the interaction between the microwaves and the sample. In a proof of principle study, in combination with pathogen specific DNA probes, we have used the system to correctly identify virulent strains of C. difficile using magnetic bead extraction of DNA suitable for point-of-care application. ...
Objectives: To examine biopsy specimens for histologic features suggestive of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods: Nine patients with UC had colonic biopsy specimens taken during a symptomatic flare that coincided with positive C difficile (C difficile+) tests. Twenty-eight controls were biopsied during a UC flare but tested negative for C difficile. We reviewed the slides for evidence of pseudomembranes, ischemic-like changes, degree of colitis, and lamina propria hemorrhage. Results: In C difficile+ patients, 4 (44.4%) of 9 had microscopic pseudomembranes compared with 11% in controls (P < .05). Other histologic/clinical features were not predictive. Conclusions: Although the presence of microscopic pseudomembranes suggests C difficile infection in patients with UC, sensitivity and specificity are poor; biopsy findings do not reliably detect this infection in patients with UC ...
A stay in the hospital may not be the only way to acquire Clostridium difficile diarrhea -- but the potentially life-threatening infection may be associated with a number of health complications in hospitalized children, according to the findings from two studies unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterologys 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas.
After the first outbreak of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype (RT) 027 in Germany in 2007, no further outbreaks were reported until the recent re-emergence of RT 027 in Hesse, a federal state with 6 million inhabitants located in south-west Germany. We undertook a survey to determine the prevalence of RT 027 and other strains in a prospective study. From January 2011 to July 2013, we analysed 291 specimens from patients diagnosed with C. difficile infection (CDI) in 40 healthcare facilities in Hesse. The mean incidence of CDI in hospitals including at least 10 patients in the survey was 9.9 per 10,000 patient days (range 4.8-22.8) in November 2012. We obtained 214 toxigenic C. difficile isolates. RT 001 was the most prevalent (31.8%). RT 027, the second most common type (26.6%), was prevalent in all hospitals (n=14) from which at least seven isolates were available for typing, but its frequency varied considerably (range: 9.1-70%). The annual frequency of RT 027 increased from 21.4% in 2011 to 30.0% in
To our knowledge, this is the first study to explore MRSA and C. difficile contamination, concurrently, in both patient rooms and the ward environment of a community hospital, longitudinally. The percentages of exposed patient rooms that were found to be contaminated with MRSA or C. difficile were lower compared to other studies [24-27]. This contrast in results may have been attributed to the number of patient rooms and surfaces investigated in addition to different sampling and culturing methodologies used among the studies.. Surfaces located in rooms with a C. difficile patient had increased odds of being contaminated with C. difficile compared to unexposed and MRSA exposed rooms, an unsurprising result given the potential for infected patients to contaminate their environment and the ability of C. difficile spores to survive in the hospital environment for months [8]. Interestingly, unexposed rooms were also identified as having a large number of surfaces contaminated with MRSA or C. ...
A diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis is reached through a stool test. This test is different from normal stool culture, and is done to identify the toxin of the Clostridium difficile bacteria in the stool. The test for this toxin often gives a false negative result. Therefore, the doctor might order a repeat test if pseudomembranous colitis is still suspected. If the doubt still persists, a colonoscopy test might be done in order to identify the presence of any yellowish plaques of inflamed gut mucosa caused by pseudomembranous colitis.. Treatment of pseudomembranous colitis is through certain prescription antibiotics such as metronidazole, ridaximin or vancomycin. To stave off dehydration, enough water and other rehydration fluids must be taken. In some cases, pseudomembranous colitis may recur.. It is important to note that the stool of a person with pseudomembranous colitis is infectious. The infectious nature of the stool persists during the diarrheal period as well as for many weeks ...
Highly purified toxin A of Clostridium difficile was obtained by bovine thyroglobulin affinity chromatography followed by two sequential anion-exchange chromatography steps on Q Sepharose FF and Mono Q. After Q Sepharose FF chromatography of a thyroglobulin affinity-purified toxin A preparation, two major peaks of cytotoxicity representing toxins A and B were detected. The homogeneity of the final toxin A preparation obtained from Mono Q anion-exchange fast protein liquid chromatography was ascertained by gel electrophoresis developed by silver stain. The mol. wt of toxin A in non-denaturing conditions was estimated to be 520-540 Kda by native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) developed by silver stain. In contrast, with sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS)-PAGE under reducing or non-reducing conditions, a major band of 240 Kda and 10 minor and 27 faint bands (non-reduced conditions), or four minor and 31 faint bands (reduced conditions) were detected after silver staining. In two-dimensional PAGE, the
C. difficileis a bacterium known to cause colitis, with an estimated mortality rate of 6.5% in both non-severe and severe infections.9 Since 2003, CDI has increased in severity and has become more refractory to therapy.10 Historically, the treatment of CDI has been pharmacologically centered. However, nonantibiotic treatment for refractory, complicated cases have evolved and include fecal bacteriotherapy, probiotics, surgery, and monoclonal antibodies against C. difficile toxins.11,12. SBI is a newer nonantibiotic therapy. This plasma protein concentrate is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is marketed as a medical food.13 Oral preparations of SBI are safe when administered in doses up to 20 g/d and are available by prescription.14 Routine follow-up is suggested to monitor for side effects. The most common complaints include mild nausea, constipation, stomach cramps, headache, and polyuria.3. In vitro, the mechanism of action of SBI occurs through immunoglobulin binding of ...
The epidemiology of CDI has been predominantly investigated in developed countries; however, few data are available in less developed countries and are reported mainly via case reports or reports of isolated hospital outbreaks (13-15). The incidence of ribotype 027 may be underevaluated in countries with limited resources owing to its recent emergence and/or limited availability of diagnostic testing. In the present survey, the estimated prevalence of CDI was lower than the European mean prevalence of seven cases/10.000 patient-days reported by the Euclid study (16). The case density was higher in specialized hospitals (H1 and H5) where patients with diarrhea are usually admitted. Recurrent CDI cases were exclusively managed at these hospitals. However, our data indicated a significant circulation of ribotype 027 in Romania. The global incidence of CDI may be underevaluated. Recently, a point prevalence study conducted at 482 hospitals across 20 European countries reported a high rate (23%) of ...
Clostridioides difficile is the leading cause of nosocomial infections and a worldwide urgent public health threat. Without doubt, there is an urgent need for new effective anticlostridial agents due to the increasing incidence and severity of C. difficile infection (CDI). The aim of the present study is to investigate the in vivo efficacy of auranofin (rheumatoid arthritis FDA-approved drug) in a CDI mouse model and establish an adequate dosage for treatment. The effects of increased C. difficile inoculum, and pre-exposure to simulated gastric intestinal fluid (SGF) and simulated intestinal fluid (SIF), on the antibacterial activity of auranofin were investigated. Auranofins in vitro antibacterial activity was stable in the presence of high bacterial inoculum size compared to vancomycin and fidaxomicin. Moreover, it maintained its anti-C. difficile activity after being exposed to SGF and SIF. Upon testing in a CDI mouse model, auranofin at low clinically achievable doses (0.125 mg/kg and 0.25 ...
1. Klevens RM, Edwards JR, Richards CL Jr, et al. Estimating health care-associated infections and deaths in U.S. hospitals, 2002. Public Health Rep 2007;122:160-166.. 2. Palumbo, Aimee J, Loveless, Ann, et al., Evaluation of Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance in Pennsylvania Hospitals, 2012. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology2012; Vol. 33, No. 2, February 2012.. 24. Gerding DN, Muto CA, Owens RC. Measures to control and prevent Clostridium difficile infection. Clin Infect Dis 2008; 46(suppl 1):S43-S49.. 27. Huang SS, Datta R, Platt R. Risk of acquiring antibiotic-resistant bacteria from prior room occupants. Arch Intern Med 2006;166: 1945-1951.. 29. Shaughnessy, M., MD, Micielli, R., MD, et al. Evaluation of Hospital Room Assignment and Acquisition of Clostridium Difficile Infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Vol. 32, No. 3 (March 2011), pp 201-206.. 30. Klevens RM, Edwards JR, Richards CL, et al. Estimating health care-associated infections and deaths in ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Functional analysis of Clostridium difficile sortase B reveals key residues for catalytic activity and substrate specificity. AU - Huang, I-Hsiu. PY - 2020. Y1 - 2020. M3 - Article. JO - Journal of Biological Chemistry. JF - Journal of Biological Chemistry. SN - 0021-9258. ER - ...
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I had cellulitis in my leg. As a diabetic, any infection in an extremity can be very dangerous, and I knew this and absolutely agreed this was not an inappropriate use of antibiotics. I am rather attached to my leg and want to keep it that way.. I was on two IV antibiotics in the hospital. When I left the hospital, my regular doctor prescribed 3 weeks of Clindamycin, which I also agreed with as the leg was still very red, obviously inflamed.. I also developed an open sore on top of the cellulitis, so he referred me to a place that specializes in wound care. I joked with the doctor there that wed save my leg, but Id wind up dying of C. diff and she recommended probiotics.. Well, I know something about probiotics - namely that we dont know squat about them. We know general things about them, but the specific details of what is good or bad about the hundreds of species of bacteria that live in us is sometimes sketchy.. (And sometimes useless. Akkermansia muciniphila apparently cures T2 diabetes, ...
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Studies indicate that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is a primary cause of antibiotic-associated colitis. After it has been established that the primary diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis, therapeutic measures should be initiated. In moderate to severe cases, consideration should be given management with fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation and treatment with an antibacterial drug clinically effective against Clostridium difficile colitis. Although lincomycin appears that diffuses into the cerebrospinal fluid, levels of lincomycin to herein may not be suitable for the treatment of meningitis. Therefore, the drug should not be used in such treatment. If lincomycin therapy is prolonged, tests for liver and kidney function. The use of antibiotics may result in an overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, particularly fungi ...
Pseudomembranous colitis is a complication of antibiotic therapy caused when a normal intestinal bacteria, Clostridium difficile, overgrows. The antibiotic kills other normal intestinal bacteria that keep Clostridium difficile in check.
To study growth characteristics of 17 commercial probiotic strains (Lactobacilli n=16, Bifidobacteria n=1) MRS broth was adjusted to pH 2 or 4 or supplemented with 0.15% or 0.3% bile. Growth was measured at 0 and 24h and compared spectrophotometrically to control growth in standard MRS broth. Growth under aerobic conditions was assessed. To evaluate inhibition of C. difficile and C. perfringens sterile supernatant of the probiotic culture was added to BHI inoculated with a standard C. difficile or C. perfringens suspension. Growth was measured spectrophotometrically at 0 and 24h and compared to the control (C. difficile or C. perfringens suspension in BHI). At pH 4 12% of strains showed ,50% growth and 24% were unable to grow, however did survive. At pH 2 none of the tested strains grew or survived. Eighty eight percent showed ,75% growth in 0.15% bile, 60% showed ,75% growth in 0.3% bile ...
Tooth Development The use of drugs of the tetracycline-class during tooth development (last half of pregnancy, infancy and childhood to the age of 8 years) may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth (yellow-gray-brown). This adverse reaction is more common during long-term use of the drugs but it has been observed following repeated short-term courses. Enamel hypoplasia has also been reported. Tetracycline drugs should not be used in this age group, except for anthrax, unless other drugs are not likely to be effective or are contraindicated.. Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) has been reported with use of nearly all antibacterial agents, including tetracyclines, and may range in severity from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis. Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon leading to overgrowth of C. difficile.. C. difficile produces toxins A and B which contribute to the development of CDAD. Hypertoxin producing ...
In this paper in Molecular Microbiology, we describe our results that show that SpoIIQ and SpoIIIAH form a complex in C. difficile. This complex is essential for forespore engulfment and, surprisingly, also seems to be required for late stages of spore morphogenesis and gene expression control. This work highlights key differences between C. difficile and the model Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis, paving the way to a better understanding of sporulation mechanisms in C. difficile.
Rectal bacteriotherapy, fecal microbiota transplantation or oral vancomycin treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections: A randomized controlled trial. ...
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has announced a series of new educational initiatives aimed at eliminating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which include Clostridium difficile-associated disease and the three infections that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have classified as preventable occurrences: catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs), central line catheter-associated […]. ...
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A study in this weeks issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association compares frozen with fresh fecal microbiota transplantation and clinical resolution of diarrhea in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection ...
Borody, T.J., Leis, S., Pang, G., & Wettstein, A.R. (2013). Fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. In T.W. Post, P. Rutgeerts, & S. Grover (Eds.), UptoDate. Available from https://arch.library.nyu.edu/databases/proxy/NYU04665. [use Available from to indicate that the URL will lead users to a download site rather than directly to the chapter.]. ...
In Sweden, mares sometimes develop acute, often fatal, colitis when their foals are treated orally with erythromycin and rifampicin for Rhodococcus (R.) equi infection. Clostridium (C.) difficile, or its cytotoxin, was demonstrated in faecal samples from 5 of 11 (45%) mares with diarrhoea. By contrast C. difficile was not found in the faecal flora of 12 healthy mares with foals treated for R. equi infection or in 56 healthy mares with healthy untreated foals. No other enteric pathogen was isolated from any diarrhoeic mare. Of 7 investigated treated foals, 4 had a high (1651.0, 1468.3, 273.0 and 88.8 μg/g) faecal concentration of erythromycin. The dams of those 4 foals developed acute colitis, whereas the dams of 3 foals with a lower (26.3, 4.6 and 3.7 μg/g) faecal erythromycin concentration remained healthy, indicating that there might have been an accidental intake of erythromycin by mares. The foals treated with antibiotics were regarded as asymptomatic carriers and potential reservoirs, as ...
Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD)[edit]. Tolevamer was designed to bind the enterotoxins rather than attack ... In early 2008, a noninferiority study versus vancomycin or metronidazole for Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) ... a polystyrene sulfonate was investigated by Genzyme as a toxin binding agent for the treatment of Clostridium difficile ... Clostridium difficile directly. Since it has no antibiotic properties, it does not harm the gut flora. Early studies used the ...
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"Clostridium Difficile Colitis - Overview". WebMD, LLC. Retrieved 2006-09-15. Beutin L (2006). "Emerging enterohaemorrhagic ... Two days after the CRISPR treatment, the mice showed reduced C. difficile levels. Next steps include retooling the phage to ... In the lab, the CRISPR-Cas systems effectively killed C. difficile bacteria. Researchers tested this approach in mice infected ... inhibitor induced colitis Ischemic colitis Infectious colitis A subtype of infectious colitis is Clostridium difficile colitis ...
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The most common organisms are Campylobacter, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens, and Salmonella. A large number of ... Toxigenic Clostridium difficile is an important cause of diarrhea that occurs more often in the elderly. Infants can carry ... Moudgal, V; Sobel, JD (February 2012). "Clostridium difficile colitis: a review". Hospital Practice. 40 (1): 139-48. doi: ... including Clostridium difficile, Salmonella, and Campylobacter species. The risk is greater in those taking proton pump ...
Gerding DN, Muto CA, Owens RC (January 2008). "Treatment of Clostridium difficile infection". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 46 ... Balagopal A, Sears CL (October 2007). "Clostridium difficile: new therapeutic options". Current Opinion in Pharmacology. 7 (5 ... so can be taken only orally against Clostridium difficile infections of the gastrointestinal tract. Farver DK, Hedge DD, Lee SC ... Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for multiple antibiotic-resistant Clostridium difficile infection of the ...
"Clostridium difficile Infection Information for Patients". Centers for Disease Control. Retrieved 2018-06-27. Surawicz CM, ... FMTs are currently used to treat patients with Clostridium difficile infections, who have proved resistant to other therapies ... Furthermore, there is insufficient evidence that these conditions induce Clostridium difficile infection. At this time, PPI- ... Knoop FC, Owens M, Crocker IC (July 1993). "Clostridium difficile: clinical disease and diagnosis". Clinical Microbiology ...
Clostridium difficile infection does not typically result from rifaximin therapy, unless risk factors such as immunosuppression ... Rifaximin is active against Clostridium difficile. Rifaximin is not significantly absorbed from the gut, and therefore does not ... Nelson RL, Suda KJ, Evans CT (March 2017). "Antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in adults". The ... Johnson S, Schriever C, Galang M, Kelly CP, Gerding DN (March 2007). "Interruption of recurrent Clostridium difficile- ...
Clostridium difficile diarrhea may also occur. It is not recommended in people who have previously had a penicillin allergy. ...
Clostridium difficile induced diarrhea) in adults.[citation needed] But sales of the drug Dificid failed to meet expectations ...
Proton pump inhibitors may be associated with a greater risk of hip fractures and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea. ... Serious side effects may include angioedema, Clostridium difficile infection, and pneumonia. Use in pregnancy appears to be ... "Proton pump inhibitors and Clostridium difficile". Bandolier. 2003. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved ...
D'Ari L, Barker HA (1985). "p-Cresol formation by cell-free extracts of Clostridium difficile". Arch. Microbiol. 143 (3): 311-2 ... Selmer T, Andrei PI (2001). "p-Hydroxyphenylacetate decarboxylase from Clostridium difficile. A novel glycyl radical enzyme ...
Seltman, AK (December 2012). "Surgical Management of Clostridium difficile Colitis". Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 25 (4 ... including Clostridium difficile infections, which have led to pseudomembranous colitis. Other forms of megacolon exist and can ...
"Clostridium Difficile Prevention - C. Difficile Wipes". Pal International. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. ... Medical wipes can be used to prevent the spread of pathogens such as norovirus and Clostridium difficile. Water management ...
Ward PB, Young GP (1997). "Dynamics of Clostridium difficile infection. Control using diet". Adv Exp Med Biol. 412: 63-75. PMID ... and Clostridium difficile,[28] due in part to the short-chain fatty acids produced with subsequent anti-inflammatory actions ...
ISBN 978-3-05-001888-1. "Clostridium difficile Linked to Disrupted Gut Microbiota". Archived from the original on 4 July 2013. ... Steven Lehrer (2013). "Duodenal infusion of feces for recurrent Clostridium difficile". N Engl J Med. 368 (22): 2144. doi: ...
December 2011). "Treating Clostridium difficile infection with fecal microbiota transplantation". Clinical Gastroenterology and ... Liubakka A, Vaughn BP (July 2016). "Clostridium difficile Infection and Fecal Microbiota Transplant". AACN Advanced Critical ... Brown WR (August 2014). "Fecal microbiota transplantation in treating Clostridium difficile infection". Journal of Digestive ... for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 53 (10): 994-1002. doi:10.1093/cid/cir632. PMID ...
Another side effect may include Clostridium difficile diarrhea. It is not recommended in people who have had previous ...
Outbreaks of Clostridium difficile were initially associated with trehalose, although this finding was disputed in 2019. In ... "Clostridium difficile trehalose metabolism variants are common and not associated with adverse patient outcomes when variably ... "Dietary trehalose enhances virulence of epidemic Clostridium difficile". Nature. 553 (7688): 291-294. Bibcode:2018Natur.553.. ...
Clostridium difficile toxin B Clostridium difficile colitis Clostridium difficile (bacteria) RTX toxin Transporter ... pH-dependent channel formation has been demonstrated for C. difficile Toxin B and C as well as Clostridium sordellii lethal ... Clostridium difficile, the causative agent of nosocomial antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis, possesses ... 2007) present an integrated model for the uptake and inositolphosphate-induced activation of toxin B. Clostridium difficile ...
Holin Lysin Clostridium difficile toxin A Clostridium difficile toxin B Transporter Classification Database Dingle, Kate E.; ... The Clostridium difficile TcdE Holin (TcdE Holin) Family (TC# 1.E.19) is a group of transporters belonging to the Holin ... "Clinical Clostridium difficile: Clonality and Pathogenicity Locus Diversity". PLoS ONE 6 (5).doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019993. ... Biology portal As of this edit, this article uses content from "1.E.19 The Clostridium difficile TcdE Holin (TcdE Holin) Family ...
... is a human monoclonal antibody designed for the prevention of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection. This ... "Treatment with monoclonal antibodies against Clostridium difficile toxins". N. Engl. J. Med. 362 (3): 197-205. doi:10.1056/ ... Laboratories Sign Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Investigational Monoclonal Antibody Combination for Clostridium Difficile ...
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Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ...
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, and recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea". J Clin Gastroenterol. 42 ( ... some probiotics showed a beneficial role in reducing the occurrence of AAD and treating Clostridium difficile disease.[79] ... "Meta-analysis of probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea and the treatment of Clostridium difficile ... "Meta-analysis of probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea and the treatment of Clostridium difficile ...
... showed that individuals without an appendix were four times more likely to have a recurrence of Clostridium difficile colitis.[ ...
... što je Clostridium difficile.[31] Antibakterijski agensi isto tako mogu da utiču na vaginalnu floru, te mogu da dovedu do ...
Concerns with the use of stress ulcer prophylaxis agents include increased rates of pneumonia and Clostridium difficile colitis ...
Clostridium acetobutylicum. *Clostridium botulinum. *Clostridium difficile. *Clostridium perfringens. *Corynebacterium ...
A04.7) Enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile. *(A05.) Other bacterial foodborne intoxications *(A05.0) Foodborne ... B96.7) Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) as the cause of diseases classified to other chapters ...
Serious side effects include Clostridium difficile infection, seizures, and allergic reactions including anaphylaxis.[1] Those ...
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... as in Clostridium difficile colitis) or from the environment as a result of traumatic introduction (as in surgical wound ... For example, Clostridium tetani releases a toxin that paralyzes muscles, and staphylococcus releases toxins that produce shock ...
It is also linked to an increased risk of Clostridium difficile colitis.[4] It is generally safe in pregnancy.[1] Ranitidine is ... "The association between histamine 2 receptor antagonist use and Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review and meta- ...
One poorly absorbable antibiotic is vancomycin, which is recommended by mouth as a treatment for severe Clostridium difficile ...
Ang pinaka-karaniwang mga organismo ay ang: Campylobacter, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens, at Salmonella.[70] ... Ang nakakalason na Clostridium difficile ay isang mahalagang sanhi ng pagtatae na mas nangyayari sa mga matatanda.[12] Maaaring ... Moudgal, V; Sobel, JD (2012 Feb). "Clostridium difficile colitis: a review". Hospital practice (1995). 40 (1): 139-48. doi: ... kabilang ang mga Clostridium difficile, Salmonella, at Campylobacter na uri.[22] Mas mataas ang panganib para sa mga umiinom ng ...
It should not be used for people with diarrhea caused by an infection, for example with Clostridium difficile infection, since ... be given to children due to the risk that they will stop breathing and should not be used in people with Clostridium difficile ...
Clostridium acetobutylicum. *Clostridium butyricum. *Clostridium difficile. *Clostridium perfringens. *Corynebacterium ...
Other less common pathogens include Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcus aureus.[ ... Enteritis necroticans is an often fatal illness, caused by β-toxin of Clostridium perfringens.[11] This causes inflammation and ...
Serious side effects may include Clostridium difficile colitis, an increased risk of pneumonia, an increased risk of bone ... complications and mortality in Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review". PLoS ONE. 9 (6): e98400. Bibcode: ...
... leads to a more serious super-infection with an organism like Clostridium difficile ...
Antibiotics can also cause vaginal yeast infections, or overgrowth of the bacterium Clostridium difficile, leading to ...
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... reduce the chance of infection by Clostridium difficile (often identified simply as C. difficile or C. diff),[88] reduce bowel ... "Is primary prevention of Clostridium difficile infection possible with specific probiotics?". International Journal of ...
... ինչպիսին է Clostridium difficile-ն [24]։ Հակաբակտերիալները կարող են ազդել նաև վագինալ միկրոֆլորայի վրա և կարող են հանգեցնել ... որտեղ Clostridium difficile վարակների բուժման համար b-տիպի լանտիբիոտիկի հիման վրա մշակել են NVB302 միացությունը, որը գտնվում է ... a Semisynthetic Antibiotic for Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection»։ Natural Products: Discourse, Diversity, and ... difficile-ի առաջացրած կոլիտի բուժման համար [159]։ Նոր ցեֆալոսպորին-լակտամազ արգելակիչային համակցումները, ինչպես նաև ցեֆտազիդիմ- ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Tetanus is caused by the tetanus bacterium Clostridium tetani.[1] Tetanus is an international health problem, as C. tetani ... Tetanus is caused by an infection with the bacterium Clostridium tetani,[1] which is commonly found in soil, saliva, dust, and ... Clostridium tetani is strongly durable due to its endospores. Pictured is the bacterium alone, with a spore being produced, and ...
tuberkuloza, driska povzročena z bakterijo Clostridium difficile, okužba s Helicobacter pylori), kronična obstruktivna pljučna ...
Crawford T, Huesgen E, Danziger L: Fidaxomicin: a novel macrocyclic antibiotic for the treatment of Clostridium difficile ...
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Clostridium difficile, a major nosocomial pathogen shown to be a primary cause of antibiotic-associated disease, has emerged as ... Introduction to Clostridium difficile and the Disease It Causes. * Front Matter Pages 1-1 ... Clostridium difficile, a major nosocomial pathogen shown to be a primary cause of antibiotic-associated disease, has emerged as ... In Clostridium difficile: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers bring together the most recently developed methods for ...
TABLE 2. Reductions in hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection rates - Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York, May 2008- ... TABLE 1. Number and percentage of hospitals reporting laboratory-identified Clostridium difficile infections, by selected ... Vital Signs: Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections. Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view ... Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common and sometimes fatal health-care-associated infection; the ...
Clostridium difficile infection serves as a useful example for illustrating the significance of the relationship between the ... C. difficile infection, which is characterized by severe recurrent diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and nausea, occurs most often ... ClostridiumMicrograph of Clostridium difficile bacteria from a stool sample.. Lois S. Wiggs/Centers for Disease Control and ... Clostridium difficile infection serves as a useful example for illustrating the significance of the relationship between the ...
The authors report the case of a patient with refractory C difficile-associated disease and offer a brief review of current and ... Clostridium difficile is the leading infectious cause of nosocomial diarrhea.[1] There has been an increase in the incidence of ... Refractory Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea. Shilpa Grover, MD; Matthew J. Hamilton , MD; David L. Carr-Locke MD, FRCP ... Stool enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for C difficile was positive. Treatment with oral metronidazole was initiated; however, her ...
... difficile), is a bacterium that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea and fever. C. difficile infection is becoming more common ... Clostridium difficile, which experts recently reclassified as Clostridioides difficile, is a bacterium that resides in the gut ... C. difficile infection mainly occurs in older adults.. C. difficile naturally occurs in the gut. When the bacterium is present ... Mcdonald, L. C., et al. (2018). Clinical practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults and children: 2017 ...
... diff or Clostridium difficile is a type of bacteria that infects the colon. Symptoms of C. diff are abdominal pain, diarrhea, ... Is C. diff (Clostridium difficile) Contagious?. * Facts *What facts should I know about C. diff (Clostridium difficile)? ... is c diff clostridium difficile contagious center /is c diff clostridium difficile contagious article ... Clostridium difficile is also referred to as C. diff and C. difficile. ...
Clostridium difficile is primarily recognised as a nosocomially acquired pathogen manifesting in gastrointestinal disease ... Typing of Clostridium difficile Clin Microbiol Infect. 2001 Aug;7(8):428-31. doi: 10.1046/j.1198-743x.2001.00288.x. ... Clostridium difficile is primarily recognised as a nosocomially acquired pathogen manifesting in gastrointestinal disease ... Since the 1980s, the epidemiology of C. difficile disease has been studied by the application of many different typing or ...
Urgent Threat: Clostridium difficile. General Information about C. difficile. Clostridium difficile [klo-strid-ee-um dif-uh- ... that becomes contaminated with feces may serve as a reservoir for the Clostridium difficile spores. Clostridium difficile ... Transmission of C. difficile. Clostridium difficile is shed in feces. Any surface, device, or material (e.g., toilets, bathing ... difficile. These "fecal transplants" appear to be the most effective method for helping patients with repeat C. difficile ...
Clostridium difficile may refer to: Clostridium difficile (bacteria), also known as C. difficile, C. diff, or sometimes CDF/cdf ... an older name for Clostridioides difficile, a species of Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria Clostridium difficile infection ... with Clostridioides difficile bacteria This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Clostridium difficile ...
Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a type of bacteria that can lead to an infection. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and how ... Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a type of bacteria that lives in many peoples intestines. C. diff. is part of the normal ...
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What is C. difficile?. Clostridium difficile [klo-STRID-ee-um dif-uh-SEEL], or C. difficile, is a potentially life-threatening ... Clostridium difficile. Clostridium difficile, the life-threatening bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal ... CDC: General Information about Clostridium difficile Infections. CDC: Overview of Clostridium difficile Infections. APIC: ... previous C. difficile infection The C. difficile bacteria are found in the feces. The bacteria are spore forming which makes ...
To assess the risk of acquiring Clostridium difficile diarrhoea or colitis in patients colonised with C difficile, rectal swabs ... Nosocomial Clostridium difficile colonisation and disease.. Johnson S1, Clabots CR, Linn FV, Olson MM, Peterson LR, Gerding DN. ... C difficile diarrhoea developed in the other 9 patients; 2 were culture-positive for C difficile and had diarrhoea at the time ... hospital stays on three wards were cultured for C difficile. 60 (21%) of 282 patients were culture-positive for C difficile ...
Clostridium Difficile News and Research. RSS 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 ... Investigational vaccine against Clostridium difficile Acambis has announced that earlier this month it started a Phase I ... As many as two dozen patients at a British hospital have died after contracting the virulent stomach bug Clostridium difficile ...
... Martin Oman Evans II,1 Brad Starley,2 Jack Carl Galagan,3 Joseph Michael ... S. Lehrer, "Duodenal infusion of feces for recurrent Clostridium difficile," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 368, no ... J. S. Weese, "Clostridium difficile in food-innocent bystander or serious threat?" Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol. 16 ... The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is on the rise and has increased by a factor of three over the last ...
... er en særlig variant af Clostridium difficile. Den er meget smitsom, kan give svær diarré og kan medføre større sygelighed og ... Clostridium difficile 027-overvågning Overvågning af Clostridium difficile 027. Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 (CD027) ... Se også EPI-NYT 18/10 om stigning i Clostridium difficile. *De første tilfælde af CD027 i Danmark er beskrevet i 2006-2007, EPI ... Udbrud af CD027 i Danmark er beskrevet i EPI-NYT 13/09 (pdf) samt i følgende artikel "Outbreak of Clostridium difficile 027 in ...
Clostridium difficile assosiert diaré (CDAD), C. difficile assosiert kolitt og psedomenbranøs kolitt omtales ofte samlet som C ... Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in a region of Quebec from 1991 to 2003: a changing pattern of disease severity. Can ... Clostridium difficile anses som mikrobiologisk etiologi til 20-30% av av tilfeller av antibiotika-assosiert diarre, 50-70 % av ... Clostridium difficile infeksjoner er et økende problem som hovedsakelig skyldes bruk av bredspektrede antibiotika. Fra 2002 er ...
Clostridium difficile toxin A (TcdA) is a toxin generated by Clostridioides difficile, formerly known as Clostridium difficile ... Clostridium difficile TcdE Holin Holin Planche T, Aghaizu A, Holliman R, Riley P, Poloniecki J, Breathnach A, Krishna S ( ... Lima AA, Lyerly DM, Wilkins TD, Innes DJ, Guerrant RL (March 1988). "Effects of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B in rabbit ... Tan KS, Wee BY, Song KP (July 2001). "Evidence for holin function of tcdE gene in the pathogenicity of Clostridium difficile". ...
Clostridium difficile pilot study: effects of probiotic supplementation on the incidence of C difficile diarrhoea. Int ... National Clostridium difficile Standards Group: report to the Department of Health. J Hosp Infect 2004; 56(Suppl 1): 138. ... Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea is a serious condition with a mortality of up to 25% in frail elderly people.1 It ... Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in a region of Quebec from 1991 to 2003: a changing pattern of disease severity. CMAJ ...
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SURVEILLANCE: Monitor for symptoms; recovery of C. difficile organisms and/or toxin from stool samples ... LABORATORY-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS: 1 reported case of a laboratory-acquired infection from C. difficile ... difficile; important cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis; diarrhea in cancer patients ...
Prompt and precise diagnosis is an important aspect of effective management of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). CDI ... Clinical recognition and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection.. Bartlett JG1, Gerding DN. ... Testing of stool for the presence of C. difficile toxin confirms the diagnosis of CDI. However, performance of an enzyme ... difficile on selective medium. Endoscopy and computed tomography are less sensitive than stool toxin assays but may be useful ...
Background Clostridium difficileinfection (CDI) recurs in nearly one-third of patients who develop an initial infection. ... Recurrent Clostridium difficile Clostridium difficile Treatment Antibiotic Immunoglobulin Fecal bacteriotherapy Electronic ... à Clostridium difficile? [Fecal transplantation: new therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection?]. Hépato-Gastro. ... Clostridium difficile-assosiert diare behandlet med homolog feces [Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea treated with ...
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Genomic DNA from Clostridium difficile strain 4118 TypeStrain=False Application: ... Clostridium difficile (ATCC® BAA-1870D-5™) Strain Designations: Genomic DNA from Clostridium difficile strain 4118 [ATCC® BAA- ... Genomic DNA from Clostridium difficile strain 4118 [ATCC® BAA-1870™] Biosafety Level 1 Biosafety classification is based on U.S ... Clostridium difficile ATCC® BAA-1870D-5™ dried Total DNA: At least 5 µg in 1X TE buffer ...
... clinical and economic value of fidaxomicin compared with metronidazole and vancomycin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile ... Comparative Effectiveness of Fidaxomicin for Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection. Published in: The American Journal ... clinical and economic value of fidaxomicin compared with metronidazole and vancomycin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile ...
Clostridium difficileis a spore-forming, toxin-producing, gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated ... See Clostridium difficile in adults: Treatment and Clostridium difficile in adults: Epidemiology, microbiology, and ... See Clostridium difficile in adults: Epidemiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology and Clostridium difficile infection: ... Comparison of vidas Clostridium difficile toxin-A assay and premier C. difficile toxin-A assay to cytotoxin-B tissue culture ...
C. P. Kelly, "A 76-year-old man with recurrent clostridium difficile associated diarrhea: review of c difficile infection," ... S. Sougioultzis, L. Kyne, D. Drudy et al., "Clostridium difficile toxoid vaccine in recurrent C. difficile-associated diarrhea ... Clostridium difficile Infection and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Review. Preetika Sinh, Terrence A. Barrett, and Laura Yun ... C. P. Kelly and J. T. LaMont, "Clostridium difficile infection," Annual Review of Medicine, vol. 49, pp. 375-390, 1998. View at ...
CDC Warns Of Increasing Clostridium Difficile Infections. by Kristian Foden-Vencil Follow OPB March 6, 2012 7:25 a.m. , Updated ... difficile patients; cleaning rooms with bleach; and notifying the new facility when a C. difficile patient is transferred. ... C. difficile infections occur when someone is taking antibiotics.. The antibiotics destroy the good bacteria that usually ... We all have a role to play in stopping C. difficile.". CDC officials say recent efforts by the health care industry have ...
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) often occurs in patients in health-care settings, where antibiotics are prescribed and symptomatic patients, an important source for transmission, are concentrated. (cdc.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile infection serves as a useful example for illustrating the significance of the relationship between the human microbiome and health and disease. (britannica.com)
  • Healthcare professionals call this infection C. difficile or C. diff . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • C. difficile infection mainly occurs in older adults. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • When the bacterium is present at normal levels, doctors do not consider C. difficile to be an infection. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Most cases of C. difficile infection occur in healthcare environments due to their link with antibiotic therapy. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • For instance, in 2015, over 80% of all deaths to C. difficile infection occurred in people over 65 years of age. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • That said, most people with C. difficile infection recover completely without any long-term consequences. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The infection can often return after treatment, with 1 in 5 people getting another C. difficile infection after resolving the original one. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Clostridium difficile may refer to: Clostridium difficile (bacteria), also known as C. difficile, C. diff, or sometimes CDF/cdf, an older name for Clostridioides difficile, a species of Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria Clostridium difficile infection or colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) resulting from infection with Clostridioides difficile bacteria This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Clostridium difficile. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clostridium difficile , the life-threatening bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions, is sickening many more patients than previously estimated, according to a 2008 study released by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (apic.org)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), C. difficile infection (CDI) appears to be increasing rapidly in the United States and is disproportionately affecting older persons. (apic.org)
  • The symptoms of C. difficile infection include watery diarrhea (at least three bowel movements per day for two or more days), fever, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain/tenderness and abdominal cramping. (apic.org)
  • C. difficile infection rarely occurs in healthy people. (apic.org)
  • If this is not possible to do, then wipe with the bleach solution after use by the person with C. difficile infection. (apic.org)
  • There have been some 300 cases of Clostridium difficile in 18 months at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Aylesbury, Bucks, a national centre for spinal injury, and it is thought that the infection was an "actual or probable" factor in 12 deaths in that time. (news-medical.net)
  • We aimed to identify foods associated with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (hindawi.com)
  • The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is on the rise and has increased by a factor of three over the last decade [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The toxins function by damaging the intestinal mucosa and cause the symptoms of C. difficile infection, including pseudomembranous colitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Risk factors for C. difficile infection include antibiotic treatment, which can disrupt normal intestinal microbiota and lead to colonization of C. difficile bacteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cross infection by C difficile is common in neonatal units, but neonates do not seem to develop C difficile associated diarrhoea. (bmj.com)
  • Clinical recognition and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection. (nih.gov)
  • Prompt and precise diagnosis is an important aspect of effective management of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (nih.gov)
  • Since 2000, the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has changed, with significant increases in incidence, severity, mortality rate, and treatment failures. (nurse.com)
  • OBJECTIVE: To assess the differential clinical and economic value of fidaxomicin compared with metronidazole and vancomycin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (rand.org)
  • C. difficile infection is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among older adult hospitalized patients. (uptodate.com)
  • The clinical manifestations and diagnosis of C. difficile infection will be reviewed here. (uptodate.com)
  • The treatment, epidemiology, and prevention of C. difficile infection are discussed separately. (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Clostridium difficile in adults: Treatment' and 'Clostridium difficile in adults: Epidemiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology' and 'Clostridium difficile infection: Prevention and control' . (uptodate.com)
  • CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS - C. difficile infection (CDI) can cause a spectrum of manifestations ranging from an asymptomatic carriage to fulminant disease with toxic megacolon ( table 1 ) [ 1,2 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has significantly increased in the last decade in the United States adding to the health care burden of the country. (hindawi.com)
  • The annual health care cost of C. difficile infection (CDI) in the United States is between $436 million to $3 billion according to published data in the last decade [ 8 - 11 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection is difficult to treat, and failure rates for antibiotic therapy are high. (nih.gov)
  • We studied the effect of duodenal infusion of donor feces in patients with recurrent C. difficile infection. (nih.gov)
  • The primary end point was the resolution of diarrhea associated with C. difficile infection without relapse after 10 weeks. (nih.gov)
  • The infusion of donor feces was significantly more effective for the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection than the use of vancomycin. (nih.gov)
  • Twenty patients with haematological malignancies who developed Clostridium difficile bowel infection or colonisation are described. (biomedsearch.com)
  • This study is an observational study to collect stool samples from patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) to investigate the virulence mechanisms of C. difficile ribotypes in Hong Kong, mainly ribotype 002. (bioportfolio.com)
  • A total of 440 patients meeting enrollment criteria with a primary episode of C. Difficile Infection (CDI) will be enrolled across 3 sites. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clostridium difficle infection is the leading cause of hospital acquired infection and infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Little is known about the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) among children, particularly children ≤3 years of age in whom colonization is common but pathogenicity uncertain. (aappublications.org)
  • Little is known about the epidemiology and pathogenicity of Clostridium difficile infection among children, particularly those aged ≤3 years in whom colonization is common and pathogenicity uncertain. (aappublications.org)
  • Young children, 1 to 3 years of age, had the highest Clostridium difficile infection incidence. (aappublications.org)
  • Considering that clinical presentation, outcomes, and disease severity were similar across age groups, C difficile infection in the youngest age group likely represents true disease and not asymptomatic colonization. (aappublications.org)
  • Among adults, C difficile infection (CDI) incidence and severity increased markedly in the past decade, attributed partly to the emergence of the North American pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (NAP) type 1 (NAP1). (aappublications.org)
  • The Clostridium difficile initiative works to assess, identify gaps, and prevent transmission of C. difficile infection (CDI) across different healthcare settings. (oregon.gov)
  • What is "healthcare-associated" C. difficile infection? (oregon.gov)
  • In an effort to address the causes of C. difficile infection (CDI), infections have been attributed to "healthcare-associated" vs. "community-associated. (oregon.gov)
  • What is "community-associated" C. difficile infection? (oregon.gov)
  • The Clover trial is evaluating an investigational vaccine that may help to prevent Clostridium difficile infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Participants in the study are adults 50 years of age and older, who are at risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Each subject will receive 3 doses of Clostridium difficile vaccine or placebo and be followed for up to 3 years after vaccination for potential Clostridium difficile infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile Infection is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics . (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Washington Manual , www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602054/4/Clostridium_difficile_Infection. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • C. difficile infection is the most common cause of diarrhea in people who develop diarrheal symptoms while hospitalized. (labcorp.com)
  • Our findings suggest that, as the proportion of NAP1 strain isolates decreases in relation to all circulating strains, both the rate of health care-associated C. difficile infection and the number of severe cases can be expected to decrease relative to a peer hospital with a higher proportion of NAP1 circulating isolates," says Dr. Kevin Katz, North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. (eurekalert.org)
  • Infection prevention and control practices, antimicrobial stewardship and environmental cleaning should continue to be strengthened at the local level, as these areas positively affect institutional rates of health care-associated C. difficile infection, regardless of circulating strain types. (eurekalert.org)
  • The evolving epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Canadian hospitals during a postepidemic period (2009-2015)" is published June 25, 2018. (eurekalert.org)
  • Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff or C. difficile, is a type of bacteria that may cause gastrointestinal infection and in some cases a severe infection of the colon known as pseudomembranous colitis. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Data from patients with C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years. (patientslikeme.com)
  • C. difficile infection (CDI), the symptoms of which include severe diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis, results in half a million cases and ∼29,000 deaths in the United States annually ( 1 ). (asm.org)
  • Circumstantial evidence suggests that toxemia may occur in patients with C . difficile infection (CDI), but positive diagnosis is extremely rare. (plos.org)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients [ 1 ]. (plos.org)
  • Nursing homes and outpatient healthcare settings were also cited as significant sources of C. difficile infection 1 . (ecolab.com)
  • The incidence, severity, and costs associated with C. difficile infection (CDI) are increasing, making C. difficile an important public health concern. (pnas.org)
  • These data suggest PVRL3 is a physiologically relevant binding partner that can serve as a target for the prevention of TcdB-induced cytotoxicity in C. difficile infection. (pnas.org)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis in the United States ( 1 , 2 ). (pnas.org)
  • We are doing this research study to determine if taking vancomycin in addition to a broad-spectrum antibiotic will decrease the chance of developing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • To determine whether prophylactic use of oral vancomycin reduces the incidence of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI) in hospitalized patients admitted from their home or another health care facility (HCF) who are exposed to concurrent broad spectrum antibiotics. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • A member of the Research staff will monitor you daily during the 10 days of treatment for any adverse reactions or any signs and symptoms of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile is a Gram positive, spore-forming rod that causes a spectrum of intestinal diseases extending from relatively mild diarrhea to toxic megacolon and is a frequent cause of hospital-acquired enteric infection. (mskcc.org)
  • The role of the immune system in defense against this infection or in the pathogenesis of C. difficile -associated disease is poorly defined. (mskcc.org)
  • We are investigating a murine model of antibiotic-induced C. difficile colitis and are focusing on novel approaches to ameliorate infection and to decrease the intestinal pathology associated with CDAD. (mskcc.org)
  • Ongoing studies in the laboratory are determining the range of TLR agonists that can enhance resistance to C. difficile infection. (mskcc.org)
  • We have also discovered that innate lymphocytes that produce interferon-gamma play an important role in early defense against acute C. difficile infection (Abt et al. (mskcc.org)
  • Innate lymphocytes (ILC) in the lamina propria are activated by infection and enhance early innate immune defense against C. difficile infection (Abt et al. (mskcc.org)
  • Ongoing studies in our laboratory are also identifying commensal bacterial species that confer resistance to C. difficile infection. (mskcc.org)
  • Ongoing studies are focusing on identifying optimal commensal bacterial populations to maximize resistance to C. difficile infection. (mskcc.org)
  • The emergence of an epidemic, hypervirulent C. difficile strain (BI/NAP1, 027) that produces high levels of toxins poses a real threat to public health and demands improved infection control as well as novel treatment options. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) leads to 250,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the CDC. (uspharmacist.com)
  • As C. difficile infection ranges from mild to life-threatening, symptoms vary greatly between individuals. (virginiamason.org)
  • If possible, the first step in treating C. difficile is to stop taking the antibiotic that triggered the infection. (virginiamason.org)
  • The recurrence of C. difficile happens either because the initial infection never left, or because they are infected with a different strain of the bacteria. (virginiamason.org)
  • The FTSE 100 firm said Flexi-Seal PROTECT FMS was the latest addition to the company's "market-leading range" of advanced systems developed to manage acute fecal incontinence, and help to reduce the associated risks of skin breakdown and spread of C. difficile infection. (simonfoundation.org)
  • A newly approved drug may help in the battle against Clostridium difficile - a potentially fatal "superbug" gut infection that has become a scourge in U.S. hospitals. (simonfoundation.org)
  • In two clinical trials, researchers found that the drug, called bezlotoxumab (Zinplava), cut the risk of a recurrent C. difficile infection by almost 40 percent. (simonfoundation.org)
  • A Clostridium difficile infection can cause sudden bowel incontinence. (simonfoundation.org)
  • OC-063 Gut microbiota-host bile acid metabolism interactions in clostridium difficile infection: the explanation for the efficacy of faecal microbiota transplantation? (bmj.com)
  • C. diff infection may also be called Clostridioides difficile infection. (fairview.org)
  • A case-crossover study was used to assess emergency room (ER) and outpatient visits for C. difficile infection following flood events in Massachusetts from 2003 through 2007. (mdpi.com)
  • Fixed-effects logistic regression was used to estimate the risk of diagnosis with C. difficile infection following a flood. (mdpi.com)
  • There were 129 flood events and 1575 diagnoses of C. difficile infection. (mdpi.com)
  • Lin CJ, Wade TJ, Hilborn ED. Flooding and Clostridium difficile Infection: A Case-Crossover Analysis. (mdpi.com)
  • Clostridium difficile has become a common infection control problem in hospitals and healthcare facilities. (yourlawyer.com)
  • a) Direct testing for suspected C. difficile infection. (sgh.com.sg)
  • There were 55,681 cases of Clostridium difficile infection reported in patients aged 65 years and above in England in 2006. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile (or C. difficile, C. diff ) colitis is a common infection of the colon that is typically associated with the use of antibiotics . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • It is important to note that not all antibiotics cause C. difficile colitis, and not everyone receiving antibiotics will develop this infection. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Zinplava (bezlotoxumab) is not an antibacterial and is not indicated to actually treat the infection, but is a monoclonal antibody designed to neutralise C. difficile toxin B, which can damage the gut wall and cause inflammation, leading to diarrhoea. (pharmatimes.com)
  • It is the first and only EC licensed non-antibiotic option indicated to prevent recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in high-risk adults. (pharmatimes.com)
  • The incidence of C. difficile infection-as well as its severity and mortality-has increased significantly in recent years. (elsevier.es)
  • C. difficile (Clostridium difficile) is a bacteria that can either live in the bowel as part of normal bowel flora without causing harm, or it can cause an infection (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain). (tbrhsc.net)
  • Infection can occur when a person has been on antibiotics, which can upset the normal balance of the bowel, leading to Clostriidum difficile Infection (CDI). (tbrhsc.net)
  • This indicator shows the rate of newly diagnosed hospital-assosiated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (tbrhsc.net)
  • C. difficile causes a severe colon infection and is generally acquired in hospitals and long-term care facilities. (cdc.gov)
  • Although most of the cases of C. difficile infection are healthcare associated (80%), the other twenty percent of cases are acquired in the community - outside of healthcare settings. (cdc.gov)
  • The recent studies question whether C. difficile in meats is a source of human infection. (cdc.gov)
  • For this reason, previous use of antibiotics to treat other illnesses is a major risk factor for C. difficile infection. (cdc.gov)
  • CDC will continue to collaborate with various experts in food safety and veterinary medicine to identify research needs and learn more about C. difficile infection in foods. (cdc.gov)
  • The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have increased dramatically over the past decade. (harvard.edu)
  • Diagnostic Confirmation: Are you sure your patient has Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)? (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Antibiotic use is the most widely recognized and modifiable risk factor for C. difficile infection. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome in a C. difficile carrier can be clinically indistinguishable from a relapse of C. difficile infection, though there should be an improving or normal white count and normal temperature curve. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • We experienced a rare case of severe Clostridium difficile infection, not only in the colon but also in the small intestine, after a laparoscopic lower anterior resection. (sages.org)
  • A single fecal transplantation delivered by enema is no more effective than the existing standard of care for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI), administration of oral vancomycin taper. (medindia.net)
  • C. difficile infection is a nosocomial disease that is spread primarily by the medical staff, and hospital epidemics are relatively common. (asm.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is a leading cause of nosocomial infection. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The role of cytokine IL-27 in the immunopathology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) remains unknown. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Accuracy of Xpert Clostridium difficile assay for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection: A meta analysis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • There is an urgent need for rapid and accurate microbiological diagnostic assay for detection of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (bioportfolio.com)
  • A Clostridium difficile-associated risk of death score was recently developed and validated by using a national cohort of both nonsurgical and surgical patients admitted with C difficile infection. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clostridium difficile strain DH/NAP11/106, a relatively antibiotic-susceptible strain, is now the most common cause of C. difficile infection (CDI) among adults in the USA. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Without proper infection prevention in hospitals, and now homes, the Clostridium difficile bacteria poses a major health threat, cautions a Case Western Reserve University infection control researcher. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • While mainly a concern in hospitals, cases of the C. difficile infection (or C. diff) are on the rise in the community, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has seen increased reports of the infected people who have had no contact with hospital patients with the infection. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Kenneley's American Journal of Nursing article, "Clostridium difficile Infection Is on the Rise," focuses on evidence-based steps recommended by the CDC that nurses and other health care workers, including those who prepare and deliver food, clean facilities or make deliveries, can take to confine the bacteria in hospitals and other settings where someone shows symptoms of the infection. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • C lostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection. (uspharmacist.com)
  • 8 Approximately 60% of healthy adults are thought to have detectable serum IgG and IgA antibodies to C difficile toxins, even in the absence of colonic/active infection. (uspharmacist.com)
  • We think that this toxin makes disease more severe by killing beneficial eosinophils, which seem to play an important role in promoting a healthy immune response during C. difficile infection. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • And antibiotic therapy can actually increase the odds of coming down with a hospital-acquired infection, particularly when the cause is a bacterium named Clostridium difficile . (harvard.edu)
  • The clinical manifestations associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) vary widely, ranging from asymptomatic carriage to fulminant colitis and death. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • these strains do not cause C. difficile infection. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • We evaluated whether admission to a room previously occupied by a patient with C. difficile infection (CDI) increased the risk of acquiring CDI. (cambridge.org)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection and is associated with considerable morbidity. (cambridge.org)
  • As C. difficile infection is both supported and treated by antibiotics, a deeper knowledge on how antimicrobial agents affect the physiology of this important pathogen may help to understand and prevent the development and spreading of antibiotic resistant strains. (mdpi.com)
  • OPTR ) today announced that the February 2013 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published results from a multivariate analysis demonstrating that advancing age is a predictor of deterioration in treatment outcomes in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (prnewswire.com)
  • The aim of this study was to assess the pomegranate juice against the growth and toxin production of multidrug-resistant Clostridium difficile hypervirulent strain NAP1/027/BI and also against the growth of beneficial bacteria to prevent or suppress C. difficile infection (CDI). (dovepress.com)
  • C. difficile infection is the most frequent cause of antibiotic-associated nosocomial diarrhea in industrialized countries ( 19 ). (asm.org)
  • It is similar to Clostridium difficile Toxin B. The toxins are the main virulence factors produced by the gram positive, anaerobic, Clostridioides difficile bacteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • Detection of toxins produced by C difficile in the stools. (bmj.com)
  • In a proportion of those colonised, perhaps around one third, 7 C difficile produces toxins that cause diarrhoea. (bmj.com)
  • a possible explanation that has been raised but not yet demonstrated is the absence of mature intestinal receptors for C difficile toxins. (aappublications.org)
  • However, certain triggers, such as antibiotics or proton pump inhibitors, cause C. difficile to grow and produce toxins. (oregon.gov)
  • After antibiotic therapy, the protective intestinal microbiota is disrupted, whereupon ingested or resident C. difficile hypercolonize the gastrointestinal tract and produce toxins and transmissible spores ( 1 ). (pnas.org)
  • C. difficile testing and C. difficile toxin tests identify the presence of these bacteria, genes associated with toxin production, and/or detect the toxins produced by them. (labcorp.com)
  • C. difficile usually produced two toxins: toxin A and toxin B. The resulting combination of decreased normal flora, overgrowth of C. difficile , and toxin production can damage the lining of the lower portion of the digestive tract (colon, bowel) and lead to severe inflammation of the colon and prolonged diarrhea. (labcorp.com)
  • For a description of tests used to identify C. difficile and toxins, see the "How is it used? (labcorp.com)
  • Tests to detect Clostridium difficile ( C. difficile or C. diff for short), the genes associated with toxin production, and its toxins are used to help diagnose diarrhea and other conditions and complications caused by toxin-producing C. difficile . (labcorp.com)
  • C . difficile toxins in serum from patients were tested using an ultrasensitive cell-based assay and further confirmed by Rac1 glucosylation assay. (plos.org)
  • The two main virulence factors of C. difficile are the large toxins, TcdA and TcdB, which enter colonic epithelial cells and cause fluid secretion, inflammation, and cell death. (pnas.org)
  • Clostridium difficile produces toxins A and B, which result in a loss of intestinal epithelial integrity. (mskcc.org)
  • Clostridium difficile produces toxins that cause diarrhea by damaging cells in the colon, leading to the formation of ulcers (sores) in the colon. (verywellhealth.com)
  • In 2006, a new strain of Clostridium difficile called NAP1, which produces 20 times more toxins than other strains, was found to be responsible for colon diseases of increased severity and mortality. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Newborns are less likely to get the disease because they aren't affected by the Clostridium difficile toxins. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Several tests are available for Clostridium difficile , including those that detect specific toxins in stool samples and bacterial cultures for the microbe. (verywellhealth.com)
  • However, not all strains of C difficile produce toxins. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Stool tests - Toxins produced by C. difficile bacteria can usually be detected in a sample of your stool. (virginiamason.org)
  • Diagnostic methods are based on cultivation of C. difficile on selective media, detection of C. difficile toxins and molecular tests. (srce.hr)
  • However, patients in hospitals or nursing homes may acquire C. difficile and can carry it for weeks to months without having symptoms as a result of having a good antibody response to the toxins of C. difficile . (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Stool examination for C. difficile or its toxins is the major diagnostic test modality. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • A positive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for C. difficile toxins A or B has been the most common test utilized during the past 25 years, but it is relatively insensitive, detecting only about 50-80% of patients who have diarrhea and toxigenic C. difficile in stool. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Toxin identification was confirmed with C. difficile antitoxin (available from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute Anaerobe Laboratory) or antitoxin against Clostridium sordellii , which produces the cross-reacting toxins known as lethal toxin (LT) and hemorrhagic toxin. (asm.org)
  • The protocol aims to address the basic mechanisms of Clostridium difficile pathogenesis by identifying how Clostridium difficile toxins inhibit eosinophils that otherwise would protect the. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, gram-positive anaerobic bacillus that produces two major toxins, toxin A and toxin B, important in disease pathogenesis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The expression of C. difficile toxins is growth phase dependent. (asm.org)
  • During this lysogenic cycle, prophages sometimes modify the phenotype of their host, for example, by expressing highly potent toxins, like the Shiga toxins (Stx) in Escherichia coli , the cholera toxin (CT) in Vibrio cholerae , or the botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) in Clostridium botulinum ( 5 ). (asm.org)
  • Clostridium Micrograph of Clostridium difficile bacteria from a stool sample. (britannica.com)
  • However, some antibiotics may alter the balance of bacteria in the gut, allowing C. difficile to multiply. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The C. difficile bacteria are found in the feces. (apic.org)
  • The antibiotics destroy the good bacteria that usually protect patients, leaving C. difficile bacteria to take over. (opb.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, bowel inflammation (colitis), and rarely severe colitis ("pseudomembranous colitis") and bowel perforation. (oregon.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile (commonly called C. difficile or C. diff ) is a type of bacteria that is associated with diarrhea resulting from antibiotic use. (labcorp.com)
  • Clostridium difficile (also known as C. difficile or C. diff) is one of the many germs (bacteria) sometimes found in the intestines. (toronto.ca)
  • The microflora normally protects your colon, but in its absence, other infectious microbes, such as Clostridium difficile (which is more resistant to most antibiotics than typical microflora bacteria) can take their place and cause disease. (verywellhealth.com)
  • These results demonstrating that REP3123 has a direct impact on inhibiting spore-formation of C. difficile bacteria are highly promising and clinically relevant. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacteria that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. (virginiamason.org)
  • Antibiotics - The standard treatment for C. difficile is giving the patient a different antibiotic, which keep the bacteria from growing, and helps to treat the diarrhea. (virginiamason.org)
  • Some antibiotic associated diarrhea is caused by a seriously bad bacteria called Clostridium difficile . (simonfoundation.org)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria can be very harmful. (fairview.org)
  • In these cases, animals could act as a reservoir of C. difficile, which may be present in the animal digestive tract as a causative agent of enterocolitis and diarrhoea or as commensal bacteria. (srce.hr)
  • Clostridium is a family of bacteria containing several members. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Some of the other well known bacteria in this group include Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium tetani , which are the causes of botulism and tetanus , respectively. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • This process disrupts the normal balance of gut bacteria and allows Clostridium difficile to become activated and infectious. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Clostridium , the genus name of these gram-positive, spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria comes from Greek klōstēr (spindle) because, under the microscope, the colonies resemble spindles used in cloth weaving and long sticks with a bulge at the end. (cdc.gov)
  • Our Clostridium Difficile Toxin A Antibodies can be used in a variety of model species: Bacteria. (novusbio.com)
  • Because C. difficile is an obligate anaerobe, the bacteria will die within minutes of exposure to air in its vegetative state. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • However, the ability of C. difficile to form spores enables the bacteria to survive in the physical environment for long periods, facilitating transmission. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Clostridium difficile bacteria, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). (sciencephoto.com)
  • Clostridium difficile bacteria, coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM). (sciencephoto.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic, spore-forming bacillus that causes pseudomembranous colitis, manifesting as diarrhea that often recurs and can progress to toxic megacolon, sepsis, and death. (cdc.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile is the leading infectious cause of nosocomial diarrhea. (medscape.com)
  • Cite this: Refractory Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea - Medscape - May 29, 2007. (medscape.com)
  • Clostridium difficile [klo-STRID-ee-um dif-uh-SEEL], or C. difficile , is a potentially life-threatening bacterium found in the intestines that can cause diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis (inflammation of the large intestine). (apic.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhea that occurs in hospitals. (news-medical.net)
  • Although diarrhea is one of the most frequently encountered adverse effects of linezolid, Clostridium difficile -related complications are very uncommon. (springer.com)
  • Diarrhea with colitis - Watery diarrhea is the cardinal symptom of C. difficile -associated diarrhea (CDAD) with colitis (≥3 loose stools in 24 hours). (uptodate.com)
  • 38.5°C is a sign of severe C. difficile- associated diarrhea. (uptodate.com)
  • The role of C. difficile in antibiotic associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis was first described in the late 1970's [ 12 , 13 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Of 16 patients in the infusion group, 13 (81%) had resolution of C. difficile-associated diarrhea after the first infusion. (nih.gov)
  • Probiotics in the Prevention of Antibiotic Induced Diarrhea and Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of probiotics containing 25Bn (billion) CFU (colony-forming unit) of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Sacchromyces boulardii and Bifidobacterium breve in the prevention of antibiotic induced diarrhea and Clostridium difficile diarrhea. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clostridium difficile causes a wide spectrum of clinical illness, from asymptomatic colonization and mild diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis and toxic megacolon. (aappublications.org)
  • C lostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobe that has emerged as a major cause of healthcare- and antibiotic-associated diarrhea. (pnas.org)
  • C. difficile toxin is detected in the stools of up to 20-30% of those with antibiotic-associated diarrhea and greater than 95% of those with pseudomembranous colitis. (labcorp.com)
  • C. difficile -associated diarrhea usually occurs in people who have been taking antibiotics for several days, but it can also occur several weeks after treatment is completed. (labcorp.com)
  • C. difficile -associated disease is a spectrum of illness ranging from mild diarrhea to a more severe colitis, or to toxic megacolon or perforated bowel, which can result in sepsis and death. (labcorp.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitalized patients in developed countries, causing severe illness and occasionally death. (eurekalert.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic, Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium that is the leading cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea worldwide ( 1 , 2 ). (asm.org)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. (ecolab.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a toxin-producing bacterium that is a frequent cause of hospital-acquired and antibiotic-associated diarrhea. (pnas.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea in the United States. (pnas.org)
  • Most people who get Clostridium difficile disease will have mild to moderate diarrhea. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Your physician may suspect C. difficile if you have diarrhea and have recently taken antibiotics, or if diarrhea develops a few days after hospitalization. (virginiamason.org)
  • C. difficile causes diarrhea, severe gut inflammation and can lead to deadly blood infections, especially in the elderly. (simonfoundation.org)
  • A study conducted at McGill University (Montreal) and lead by Dr. Sandra Dial has found that people taking heartburn drugs are at increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or CD) infections which, in turn, can cause severe diarrhea. (yourlawyer.com)
  • It is also worth mentioning that diarrhea may occur due to antibiotics for other reasons and that not all antibiotic-associated diarrheas mean that the individual has C. difficile colitis. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • It causing symptoms ranging from mild C. difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) to severe inflammation of the colon including pseudomembranous colitis and fulminant colitis. (avhandlingar.se)
  • The absence of C. difficile diarrhea without the need for retreatment as assessed by subject interview and physical exam 1, 4, and 8 weeks after administration of the study treatment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic gram-positive, spore-forming, toxin-producing bacillus that causes a toxin-mediated diarrhea and colitis in susceptible persons, and is transmitted through the fecal-oral route. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • C. difficile is the major infectious etiology of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • The most common mimic of CDI is antibiotic associated diarrhea NOT caused by C. difficile . (renalandurologynews.com)
  • If the patient has been hospitalized for 3 or more days at onset of diarrhea, C. difficile is virtually the only bacterial cause of diarrhea that has been found. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Clostridium difficile ( C. diff ) is a bacterium that causes mild to severe diarrhea and other intestinal symptoms. (medindia.net)
  • More than 20 years ago, as Clostridium difficile was being established as the cause of pseudomembranous colitis and antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD), many clinical laboratories were using or beginning to use cycloserine-cefoxitin-fructose agar, a selective medium developed by Lance George and colleagues ( 4 ) as an in vitro diagnostic aid for C. difficile disease. (asm.org)
  • In most industrialized countries, C. difficile is now the first organism suspected by health care personnel when a hospitalized patient develops diarrhea. (asm.org)
  • Diarrhea and colitis are a result of the release of two homologous glycosylating endotoxins by pathogenic C difficile strains, toxin A , an enterotoxin, and toxin B , a cytoxin. (uspharmacist.com)
  • The most common manifestation of C. difficile disease is watery diarrhea, rarely with blood or mucus. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Clostridium difficil e is a Gram positive bacterium that is the most frequent cause of infectious bacterial diarrhea worldwide [1] . (plos.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, strictly anaerobic, spore-forming bacillus that causes infections with various symptoms ranging from asymptomatic carriage to fulminant diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis ( 44 ). (asm.org)
  • The use of antibiotic drugs to treat other infections can increase the risk of C. difficile . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that C. difficile caused half a million infections and resulted in 15,000 deaths in a single year. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • C. difficile infections occur when someone is taking antibiotics. (opb.org)
  • Dr. Ileana Arias, the deputy director of the CDC, says the good news is that C. difficile infections are very preventable. (opb.org)
  • Oregon started requiring hospitals to report C. difficile infections in January. (opb.org)
  • FMT has a higher cure rate than standard antibiotic treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections,and shows promising results in Inflammatory bowel disease(IBD).However, few. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Healthcare-associated C. difficile infections occur within 12 weeks of documented admission to a healthcare facility (e.g., hospital, nursing home, etc. (oregon.gov)
  • C. difficile infections that occur without a history of admission to a healthcare facility in the last 12 weeks are considered community-associated, and account for about 33% of CDI. (oregon.gov)
  • Global Markets Direct's, 'Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease)'s therapeutic pipeline. (sbwire.com)
  • This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) , complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases. (sbwire.com)
  • It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects. (sbwire.com)
  • Known as mrCDI (multiple recurring C. difficile infections), they are the most difficult to treat and are rapidly becoming more common, say scientists. (blackpoolgazette.co.uk)
  • C. difficile associated disease (CDAD) generally occurs in hospitalized patients and almost always follows antibiotic treatment for unrelated infections. (mskcc.org)
  • The incidence of CDAD has increased dramatically and C. difficile colitis has become one of the most important and expensive health-care associated infections. (mskcc.org)
  • In preclinical studies, REP3123 was superior to two agents widely used to treat C. difficile infections, vancomycin and metronidazole, in preventing the organism from forming spores. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Recent research has shown FMT to have higher than a 90 percent success rate for treating C. difficile infections. (virginiamason.org)
  • Recurring Clostridium difficile intestinal infections are rising sharply in the United States, researchers warn. (simonfoundation.org)
  • A review of nationwide health insurance data found a nearly 200 percent increase in the annual incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections between 2001 and 2012. (simonfoundation.org)
  • Patients with multiple recurring C. difficile infections tended to be older (average age 56 versus 49), female, and were more likely to have used antibiotics, corticosteroids or acid-reducing drugs, the findings showed. (simonfoundation.org)
  • Although we were unable to differentiate community-associated versus nosocomial infections, a potential increase in C. difficile infections should be considered as more flooding is projected due to climate change. (mdpi.com)
  • This quarter completes the year for Clostridium difficile figures, but the annual figures will not be available for MRSA bloodstream infections until July. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is an important pathogen responsible for nosocomial intestinal infections in humans. (srce.hr)
  • The overlap of human and animal C. difficile genotypes indicates the zoonotic potential of the bacterium, and specific genotypes capable of causing severe infections in animals and humans have been reported. (srce.hr)
  • During the last 10 years, C. difficile infections have been observed to be more frequent, severe, and resistant to standard therapy. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Large out breaks of C. difficile infections have been observed throughout North America and Europe. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile causes several hundred thousand human infections and several thousand deaths each year in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • Persons in the community who acquire C. difficile infections generally use antibiotics less frequently, and the causes of their infections are not as straight forward. (cdc.gov)
  • This brief focuses on hospitalizations related to Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI). (phc4.org)
  • Although antibiotics work effectively in most C. difficile infections (CDIs), their detrimental effect on the intestinal microbiome paves the way for recurrent episodes of CDI. (mcponline.org)
  • Although antibiotics are still effective in fighting most C. difficile infections (CDIs) 1 , resistant spores of the pathogen will persist in antibiotic treatment and germinate when the concentration of antibiotics decreases leading to very frequent relapses ( 3 ). (mcponline.org)
  • Clostridium difficile , which experts recently reclassified as Clostridioides difficile , is a bacterium that resides in the gut. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Clostridium difficile or C. diff is a bacterium. (medicinenet.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a bacterium commonly found in the intestinal tract, but which, under the right circumstances, such as after or during antibiotics therapy, can be the cause of enterocolitis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile is a type of bacterium found in human and animal waste. (news-medical.net)
  • C difficile is an anaerobic, Gram positive, spore forming bacterium that is the major identifiable cause of antibiotic associated diarrhoea. (bmj.com)
  • INTRODUCTION - Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, toxin-producing, gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated colitis. (uptodate.com)
  • We have recently identified Clostridium scindens , an obligate anaerobic bacterium that converts primary to secondary bile salts, as a major contributor to resistance against C. difficile colitis (Buffie et al. (mskcc.org)
  • Replidyne's antibacterial candidate REP3123 is shown to in hibit growth and prevent spore-forming of the Gram-positive Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacterium without inhibiting other key organisms that are essential for normal intestinal functioning. (emaxhealth.com)
  • C. difficile is a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that causes C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD). (emaxhealth.com)
  • C difficile is a gram-positive, spore-forming, toxin-producing, anaerobic bacterium that is spread via the fecal-oral route through the ingestion of spores. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that can spread by water. (mdpi.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that affects your intestines. (yourlawyer.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming toxin-producing intestinal bacterium abundant in soils and waters. (avhandlingar.se)
  • Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and is responsible for hospital outbreaks of diarrhoea. (avhandlingar.se)
  • ; Rodriguez-Palacios A, et al ] that isolated a bacterium called Clostridium difficile from meats sold in grocery stores. (cdc.gov)
  • The strictly anaerobic bacterium C. difficile has become one of the most problematic hospital acquired pathogens and a major burden for health care systems. (mcponline.org)
  • The tcdA and tcdB genes are situated on the Clostridioides difficile chromosome in a 19.6-kb pathogenicity locus (PaLoc) found only in toxigenic strains of C. difficile. (wikipedia.org)
  • Genomic DNA was extracted from pure cultures of 25 Clostridium difficile strains by using the Isolate II Genomic DNA kit (Bioline, London, UK). (cdc.gov)
  • colonization can occur by both toxigenic and nontoxigenic C difficile strains. (aappublications.org)
  • Normal bacterial flora that are susceptible to the antibiotic are eliminated from the digestive tract, while C. difficile that are resistant to the antibiotic remain and begin to overgrow, or new types (strains) of C. difficile are acquired. (labcorp.com)
  • CDI is mainly mediated by two exotoxins, TcdA and TcdB secreted by pathogenic C . difficile strains [ 2 , 3 ]. (plos.org)
  • He said: "An additional driver of this rise in incidence could be the recent emergence of new strains of C. difficile, such as NAP1, which has been shown to be a risk factor for recurrent CDI. (blackpoolgazette.co.uk)
  • To determine the ability of REP3123 to prevent sporulation of C. difficile, four clinical isolates were studied including two epidemic BI/NAP1/027 strains identified in recent outbreaks in Quebec, Canada. (emaxhealth.com)
  • All four strains of C. difficile varied in their ability to produce spores under the conditions evaluated in this study. (emaxhealth.com)
  • 1 There has been a rapid emergence of hypervirulent strains of C difficile , known as NAP1/BI/027 strains, which are often the source of epidemics. (uspharmacist.com)
  • This test can also presumptively identify the hypervirulent C. difficile 027/BI/NAP1 epidemic strain, but may not detect certain rare strains of C.difficile. (sgh.com.sg)
  • This is linked to the emergence of new strains of C. difficile and continued increase use of antibiotics. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Four different C. difficile hypervirulent strains NAP1/027/BI, Lactococcus lactis spp. (dovepress.com)
  • As shown in C. difficile Superbugs in Meat , uncomplicated cases have been traditionally managed with powerful antibiotics, but recent reports suggest that hypervirulent strains are increasingly resistant to medical management. (nutritionfacts.org)
  • This may be due to the emergence and subsequent decline of hypervirulent strains of C. difficile ( e.g. , ribotype 027/NAP1, responsible for 55% of isolates ribotyped in 2007/08, but only 12% of isolates in 2010/11) [9] . (plos.org)
  • To assess the risk of acquiring Clostridium difficile diarrhoea or colitis in patients colonised with C difficile, rectal swabs taken weekly for 9 weeks from patients with long-term (at least 7 days) hospital stays on three wards were cultured for C difficile. (nih.gov)
  • 2 were culture-positive for C difficile and had diarrhoea at the time of first culture, and 7 had diarrhoea or pseudomembranous colitis after 1-6 previously negative weekly rectal cultures. (nih.gov)
  • Colitis symptoms and positive Clostridium difficile assay were confirmed. (hindawi.com)
  • One case of fatal C. difficile colitis in a patient with spondylodiscitis, who had received a long-term course of linezolid therapy, is presented. (springer.com)
  • C. difficile is an anaerobic gram-positive spore forming bacilli causing infectious colitis traditionally in the elderly, hospitalized patients, or those with a history of antibiotic exposure [ 1 , 2 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The digestive microbiota graft is performed in three clinical circumstances: Clostridium difficile colitis is responsible for numerous deaths each year showing a severe prognosis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • In 2013, fecal microbiote (or digestive microbiota) transplantation showed its superiority compared to the reference treatment in recurrences of C. difficile colitis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • We report the first isolation of a variant strain of Clostridium difficile from a patient with pseudomembranous colitis in Japan. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • Toll-Like Receptor 5 Stimulation Protects Mice from Acute Clostridium difficile Colitis. (mskcc.org)
  • Profound alterations of intestinal microbiota following a single dose of Clindamycin results in sustained susceptibility to C. difficile-induced colitis. (mskcc.org)
  • Critical role for MyD88-mediated neutrophil recruitment during C. difficile colitis. (mskcc.org)
  • colitis pseudomembranosa) diarrea, particularmente si es severa y persistente, que ocurre durante el tratamiento o en la semanas iniciales siguientes al tratamiento con varios, pero especialmente con antibióticos de amplio espectro, puede ser sintomático de enfermedad asociada a clostridium difficile, la forma mas severa de las colitis es la colitis pseudomembranosa. (proz.com)
  • The symptoms of C. difficile colitis range from mild to severe. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is characterised by the development of severe acute inflammation of the colon, associated with systemic toxicity. (elsevier.es)
  • The first case was a 77-year-old man, immunocompromised as a result of chemotherapy and on treatment with metronidazole for C. difficile colitis for 12 days, who presented with acute abdominal pain, changes in his general condition, septic state and persistent diarrhoea. (elsevier.es)
  • IL-27/IL-27receptor signaling provides protection in Clostridium difficile-induced colitis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Pseudomembranous colitis, associated with the formation of pseudomembranes in the colon, may be present in up to 50% of cases of C. difficile colitis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • C. difficile colitis should be differentiated from other infectious causes of diarrheal disease, including Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Yersinia. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Clostridium difficile , the cause of pseudomembranous colitis, was identified as a human intestinal pathogen almost 30 years ago ( 1 ). (mcponline.org)
  • See 'Clostridium difficile in adults: Epidemiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology', section on 'Risk factors' . (uptodate.com)
  • C difficile is spread by the faecal-oral route, albeit indirectly through spores left on surfaces. (bmj.com)
  • C. difficile spores usually pass through our guts without harm. (oregon.gov)
  • C. difficile spores are spread on hands of sick patients and healthcare workers, and from surfaces and rooms that are not properly cleaned. (oregon.gov)
  • Germination of Clostridium difficile spores is a crucial early requirement for colonization of the gastrointestinal tract. (asm.org)
  • Likewise, C. difficile cannot cause disease pathologies unless its spores germinate into metabolically active, toxin-producing cells. (asm.org)
  • Clostridium difficile , being an obligate anaerobe, is highly sensitive to oxygen, so the production of aerotolerant spores allows this organism to survive in the external environment until it infects a new host. (asm.org)
  • In the endospore stage, C. difficile spores will not be destroyed on environmental surfaces by disinfectants. (ecolab.com)
  • If ingested, C. difficile spores generally resist the acidity in the stomach and can germinate in the small intestine. (ecolab.com)
  • While alcohol-based hand hygiene products are effective in promoting hand hygiene compliance, most are not effective against the spores of C. difficile . (ecolab.com)
  • In the case of a C. difficile outbreak, traditional hand washing with soap and water for the mechanical removal and rinsing of spores from the hands is recommended. (ecolab.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a hardy microbe that can form spores that survive in the environment for months. (verywellhealth.com)
  • C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD), a major cause of morbidity among the elderly and hospitalized patients, is acquired by ingesting spores present in the environment that then grow and multiply in the gut. (emaxhealth.com)
  • CDAD is a challenging disease for many reasons, including the difficulty associated with eradication of Clostridium difficile and its spores from the environment," explained Stuart Johnson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University and the Hines VA Medical Center in Chicago. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Most cases of CDAD occur in a hospital setting due to increased use of antibiotics and other chemotherapeutics that disrupt normal intestinal flora, an ageing population, and difficulty of eradicating C. difficile spores. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Increased exposure to C. difficile spores through prolonged hospital stays, contact with contaminated health care environments, or poor hand hygiene by hospital personnel. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Clostridium difficile spores persist in hospital environments for an extended period. (cambridge.org)
  • [ 1 ] There has been an increase in the incidence of refractory and recurrent C difficile -associated disease (CDAD) over the past decade. (medscape.com)
  • Clostridium difficile assosiert diaré (CDAD), C. difficile assosiert kolitt og psedomenbranøs kolitt omtales ofte samlet som C. difficile infeksjon (CDI). (helsedirektoratet.no)
  • The incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) and its serious complications (including colectomy and death) have been increasing worldwide. (uptodate.com)
  • I 2002 ble det påvist en hypervirulent stamme, C. difficile NAP1/BI/027 i Canada, som siden har spredt seg og gitt opphav til utbrudd. (helsedirektoratet.no)
  • However, the NAP1 strain of C. difficile , which is most virulent and can be resistant to treatment with fluoroquinolone antibiotics, has emerged in healthy people and in the community, spreading after several epidemics in the early 2000s. (eurekalert.org)
  • The MIC and MBC of pomegranate juice containing punicalagin were found to be 390 µg/mL for all C. difficile hypervirulent strain NAP1/027/BI, and the growth of L. lactis spp. (dovepress.com)
  • Pomegranate juice reduced TcdB production in C. difficile hypervirulent strain NAP1/027/BI. (dovepress.com)
  • In part this depends on the specific strain of C difficile , with one strain (toxigenic S-type 5236) responsible for around 70% of cases in the UK. (bmj.com)
  • The recognition of a new hypervirulent strain of Clostridium difficile called NAPI/B1/027 has been linked to the increase in health care burden in the last 10 years. (hindawi.com)
  • These patients are at reduced risk of symptomatic CDI, and attempts to decolonize them should be avoided as it is almost certain to fail and can cause harm if a patient colonized with a harmless non-toxigenic strain of C. difficile is decolonized. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • A new, epidemic strain of C. difficile is proving alarmingly deadly, and new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine not only explains why but also suggests a way to stop it. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Nearly all CDIs are related to various health-care settings where predisposing antibiotics are prescribed and C. difficile transmission occurs. (cdc.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile is primarily recognised as a nosocomially acquired pathogen manifesting in gastrointestinal disease subsequent to the patient receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics. (nih.gov)
  • C difficile associated diarrhoea is classically associated with clindamycin, but it may occur after exposure to a wide range of antibiotics. (bmj.com)
  • Another systematic review identified clindamycin, cephalosporins, and penicillins as the classes of antibiotics most associated with C difficile associated diarrhoea. (bmj.com)
  • From a single clinician prescribing unnecessary antibiotics, to a nurse or a doctor who doesn't recognized C. difficile symptoms and doesn't order a test. (opb.org)
  • However, it has been reported that preexposure to antibiotics is not a requirement for C. difficile spore germination but that germination and outgrowth in mouse ileal contents can be enhanced with antibiotic treatment ( 8 - 10 ). (asm.org)
  • Professor James Lewis, of Pennsylvania University, said: "The increasing incidence of C. difficile being treated with multiple courses of antibiotics signals rising demand for faecal microbiota transplantation in the United States. (blackpoolgazette.co.uk)
  • The combination of the presence of C. difficile in hospitals and healthcare settings and the number of people receiving antibiotics in these settings can lead to frequent outbreaks. (ecolab.com)
  • Patients requiring prolonged use of antibiotics and the elderly are at greater risk of acquiring this disease, and can be affected even by low numbers of C. difficile . (ecolab.com)
  • Because Clostridium difficile disease primarily occurs after antibiotic use, it is important to restrict the use of antibiotics to the treatment of diseases in which they are essential. (verywellhealth.com)
  • An imbalance in the normal flora of the intestines after administration of antibiotics provides an opportunity for C difficile growth and colonization. (uspharmacist.com)
  • To develop alternative, non-antibiotics-based treatment strategies, deeper knowledge on the physiology of C. difficile , stress adaptation mechanisms and regulation of virulence factors is mandatory. (mcponline.org)
  • These disorders are often due to the use of antibiotics, which kill off normal gut flora and can lead to an overgrowth of C. difficile. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Older adults are more susceptible to the effects of C. difficile and more likely to experience severe symptoms. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The risk of having symptoms increases with age and increases in those who have weakened immune systems, have acute or chronic colon conditions, have been previously affected by C. difficile , or who have had recent gastrointestinal surgery or chemotherapy. (labcorp.com)
  • Unfortunately, at least 20 percent of people with C. difficile experience symptoms again, with that number increasing after more than one recurrence. (virginiamason.org)
  • What Are Symptoms and Signs of Clostridium Difficile ( C. diff )? (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Other pathogens that can cause similar symptoms rarely are Klebsiella oxytoca, Clostridium perfringens, and other enteric pathogens. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • For ordinary C. difficile , incidence rose by about 40 percent. (simonfoundation.org)
  • The anaerobic pathogen Clostridium difficile is of growing significance for the health care system due to its increasing incidence and mortality. (mdpi.com)
  • Is C. diff (Clostridium difficile) Contagious? (medicinenet.com)
  • What facts should I know about C. diff ( Clostridium difficile )? (medicinenet.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is also referred to as C. diff and C. difficile . (medicinenet.com)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff. (familydoctor.org)
  • As many as two dozen patients at a British hospital have died after contracting the virulent stomach bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff). (news-medical.net)
  • Clostridium difficile ( C. diff ) causes a spectrum of bacterial diseases in the colon. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile , juga dikenali sebagai C. difficile , C. diff , atau kadang-kadang CDF/cdf , ialah satu spesies bakterium membentuk spora yang gram-positif . (wikipedia.org)
  • Learn about a study of an investigational vaccine for people who may be at risk of Clostridium difficile (C. diff). (centerwatch.com)
  • Program surveillance coordinators received laboratory reports of positive stool C. difficile tests from residents of catchment areas. (cdc.gov)
  • Stool enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for C difficile was positive. (medscape.com)
  • Testing of stool for the presence of C. difficile toxin confirms the diagnosis of CDI. (nih.gov)
  • However, performance of an enzyme immunoassay is the usual method by which CDI is confirmed, but this test appears to be relatively insensitive, compared with the cell cytotoxicity assay and stool culture for toxigenic C. difficile on selective medium. (nih.gov)
  • Data from an active population- and laboratory-based CDI surveillance in 10 US geographic areas during 2010-2011 were used to identify cases (ie, residents with C difficile- positive stool without a positive test in the previous 8 weeks). (aappublications.org)
  • This comparative study will be carried out in the hospital microbiology laboratory of a tertiary academic health center, St. Joseph's Healthcare (SJH) affiliated with McMaster University, Hamilton, ON on 500 individual stool samples from patients greater than 12 months of age to determine an efficacy of distinction between current gold standard and other methods of testing for Clostridium difficile. (bioportfolio.com)
  • During the year following the first recurrence of CDI, each patient underwent a mean of 4.4 stool C. difficile toxin tests and received a mean of 2.5 prescriptions for oral vancomycin (range, 0-6). (cambridge.org)
  • 200 mL unformed stool for patients with rectal collection devices) in the 24 hours before randomization, and the presence of either toxin A or B of C. difficile in the stool within 48 hours of randomization. (prnewswire.com)
  • Here we describe a method for the detection of Clostridium difficile from stool using a novel low-complexity and rapid extraction process called Heat Elution (HE). (plos.org)
  • Clostridium difficile toxin A (TcdA) is a toxin generated by Clostridioides difficile, formerly known as Clostridium difficile. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clostridium difficile has been recently reclassified and renamed as Clostridioides difficile, but since many people still use the former name, it will be used for the purposes of this article. (labcorp.com)
  • In the other 10 episodes (nine patients), there was a severe unusual illness which was associated with detection of C difficile. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Toxemia can develop in Clostridium difficile -infected animals, and correlates with severe and fulminant disease outcomes. (plos.org)
  • Other factors that increase the risk for Clostridium difficile disease include longer hospital stay, age greater than 65 years, severe underlying disease, and living in long-term care facilities. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile , a major nosocomial pathogen shown to be a primary cause of antibiotic-associated disease, has emerged as a highly transmissible and frequently antibiotic-resistant organism, causing a considerable burden on health care systems worldwide. (springer.com)
  • Nosocomial Clostridium difficile colonisation and disease. (nih.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile es el principal agente etiológico de la diarrea nosocomial de origen infeccioso. (proz.com)
  • TcdA and TcdB exotoxins are the main virulence factors of Clostridium difficile , one of the most deadly nosocomial pathogens. (asm.org)
  • Our study provides the first genomic sequence of a new pac -type Siphoviridae phage family member infecting C. difficile and brings further evidence supporting the role of prophages in toxin production in this important nosocomial pathogen. (asm.org)
  • HindIII chromosomal restriction endonuclease analysis (REA) of the C difficile isolates revealed 18 distinct types. (nih.gov)
  • Raw sequence reads of the 25 C. difficile isolates subjected to WGS were deposited in Sequence Read Archive under the accession nos. (cdc.gov)
  • All isolates of C difficile were toxigenic in vitro and faecal cytotoxin (toxin B) was detected in 20/26 episodes. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Whole genome sequencing was used to analyze genetic variation and virulence of a diverse collection of thirty C. difficile isolates, to determine both macro and microevolution of the species. (pnas.org)
  • Here, we generated whole genome sequences from a diverse collection of eight C. difficile human and animal isolates using combined Roche 454 and Sanger sequencing to explore the macroevolution of the C. difficile genome. (pnas.org)
  • Genotyping of Clostridium difficile isolates. (asm.org)
  • Host range analysis showed that φCD38-2 was able to infect 99/207 isolates of C. difficile representing 11 different PCR ribotypes. (asm.org)
  • TcdA and TcdB exotoxins are the main virulence factors of C. difficile and are encoded on a 19.6-kb chromosome region called the pathogenicity locus (PaLoc), which is found in all toxigenic isolates ( 44 ). (asm.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic spore-forming gram-positive rod that is difficult to isolate in culture. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Concerning the strict anaerobic life style of C. difficile , low concentrations of oxygen, as they occur in the intestines, already represent a challenge for the bacterium's redox balance. (mcponline.org)
  • However, the genetic basis for the emergence of C. difficile as a human pathogen is unclear. (pnas.org)
  • C. difficile was recognized as a pathogen only three decades ago ( 2 ), and a number of emergent PCR ribotypes (a common typing scheme) have been responsible for outbreaks worldwide ( 3 ), with different PCR ribotypes dominating both temporally and geographically ( 4 - 6 ). (pnas.org)
  • Our results suggest that the core C. difficile genome has been primarily shaped by purifying selection pressure, and that environmental as well as genetic effects may be responsible for its recent expansion as a major pathogen. (pnas.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is a is a Gram potential human pathogen. (avhandlingar.se)
  • C. difficile is primarily a health care-associated pathogen. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • As many patients do not acquire C. difficile from the health care environment or remain asymptomatically colonized with the pathogen, there are additional factors at play that lead to the acquisition of C. difficile colonization and development of CDI. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The focus of this work was to tackle the thiol proteome of C. difficile and its stress-induced alterations, because recent research has reported that the amino acid cysteine plays a central role in the metabolism of this pathogen. (mcponline.org)
  • This PCR assay detects Toxin B gene only for all toxigenic C.difficile. (sgh.com.sg)
  • Authoritative and cutting-edge, Clostridium difficile: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide for scientists now in a position to gain an in-depth understanding of how this organism is transmitted and how it causes disease. (springer.com)
  • [ 2 ] We report the case of a patient with refractory C difficile disease and offer a brief review of current and emerging therapeutic options in this setting. (medscape.com)
  • Similar disease severity across age groups suggests an etiologic role for C difficile in the high rates of CDI observed in younger children. (aappublications.org)
  • Clostridium difficile has rapidly emerged as the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrheal disease, with the transcontinental spread of various PCR ribotypes, including 001, 017, 027 and 078. (pnas.org)
  • This study also opens avenues for the development of new epidemiological tools for studying C. difficile transmission routes and for developing interventions to reduce the burden of disease. (pnas.org)
  • Clinical management of Clostridium difficile-associated disease. (uptodate.com)
  • The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with state health departments estimate that C. difficile causes almost half a million illnesses each year in the U.S. resulting in 29,300 deaths. (ecolab.com)
  • Healthy people usually are not susceptible to C. difficile disease. (ecolab.com)
  • 4 Asymptomatic people who are colonized with C. difficile can be a source of transmission of the disease to others. (ecolab.com)
  • Disease caused by Clostridium difficile may be community onset or hospital onset. (omicsonline.org)
  • Because of the increased monitoring of patients for C. difficile , several important observations can be made about this organism's role in human disease and its effect on health care. (asm.org)
  • There are estimated to be 250,000 to 300,000 cases of C. difficile disease a year in U.S. hospitals, which translates into hundreds of millions of dollars for hospital care. (asm.org)
  • Although clindamycin and cephalosporins have been implicated most commonly, nearly all antimicrobials have been associated with the development of C. difficile disease (See Table I). (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • and by the time children reach 3 years of age, C difficile asymptomatic carriage is 0% to 3%, similar to that in adults. (aappublications.org)
  • C. difficile may be present as part of the normal bacterial flora in the digestive tract of up to 65% of healthy infants and 3% of healthy adults. (labcorp.com)
  • C. difficile most commonly affects older adults in hospitals or in long-term care facilities and typically occurs after use of antibiotic medications. (virginiamason.org)
  • This study will investigate a Clostridium difficile vaccine in healthy adults aged 65-85 years. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Rates of hospital-onset CDIs were compared between two 8-month periods near the beginning and end of three CDI prevention programs that focused primarily on measures to prevent intrahospital transmission of C. difficile in three states (Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York). (cdc.gov)
  • MSD has launched Zinplava in the UK, offering patients a novel therapeutic option for the prevention of Clostridium difficile recurrence. (pharmatimes.com)
  • In the study presented here, the proteomic response of C. difficile 630∆ erm to vancomycin, metronidazole, and fidaxomicin stress was investigated on the level of protein abundance and protein synthesis based on 2D PAGE. (mdpi.com)
  • Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 (CD027) er en særlig variant af Clostridium difficile . (ssi.dk)
  • Indra A , Huhulescu S , Hasenberger P , Schmid D , Alfery C , Wuerzner R , Fille M , Gattringer K , Kuijper E J , Allerberger F . First isolation of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 in Austria. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • Cases were defined by a positive C. difficile test in a person without a positive test during the previous 8 weeks (repeat positive tests during this period suggest recurrence) ( 6 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Acambis has announced that earlier this month it started a Phase I clinical trial of its investigational vaccine against Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). (news-medical.net)
  • The clinical implications of recognition of this atypical C difficile associated syndrome are discussed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • In children 1 to 3 years of age, the clinical significance of detecting C difficile is not well understood. (aappublications.org)
  • This clinical study is conducted to assess the safety and immunogenicity of a Clostridium difficile vaccine (CDVAX) in healthy adult volunteers. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Colonoscopy - In rare instances, to help confirm a diagnosis of C. difficile, your physician may have you undergo a colonoscopy procedure using a colonoscope to view the colon and rectum. (virginiamason.org)
  • Our diagnosis: small intestine type Clostridium difficile enteritis (CDE). (sages.org)
  • While John Starr was working as a senior registrar at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, an upsurge in episodes of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea seemed to be associated with increasing use of third generation cephalosporins. (bmj.com)
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea is a serious condition with a mortality of up to 25% in frail elderly people. (bmj.com)
  • C difficile associated diarrhoea is therefore characterised by a progression from an uncolonised state, through to C difficile colonisation, followed by toxin production. (bmj.com)
  • 13 14 In addition, the case mix on wards, and bays within wards, is important because of a potential herd immunity effect that can prevent epidemic outbreaks of C difficile associated diarrhoea. (bmj.com)
  • Although the incubation period for Clostridium difficile is not precisely known, researchers suggest that the incubation period is about seven days if the conditions are favorable for bacterial proliferation. (medicinenet.com)
  • After donor-feces infusion, patients showed increased fecal bacterial diversity, similar to that in healthy donors, with an increase in Bacteroidetes species and clostridium clusters IV and XIVa and a decrease in Proteobacteria species. (nih.gov)
  • REP3123 is a new narrow spectrum antibacterial agent that in vitro prevents the growth of C. difficile by in hibiting an essential enzyme inthe bacterial cell called methionyl tRNA synthetase, which blocks the organism from synthesizing proteins. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is one of our most urgent bacterial threats, sickening a quarter million Americans every year, and killing thousands at the cost of a billion dollars a year. (nutritionfacts.org)
  • The resulting ecological changes in the gut reduce a person's intrinsic ability to resist the colonization of several pathogens, including C. difficile ( 3 - 7 ). (asm.org)
  • Colonization or contamination of pigs by superbugs, such as C. difficile and MRSA, at the farm production level may be more important than at the slaughterhouse level, though. (nutritionfacts.org)
  • C. difficile naturally occurs in the gut. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Asymptomatic carriage of C. difficile (so-called endogenous C. difficile ) occurs very infrequently, probably no more than 1-2% of community residents in Western cultures. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Thus, the masking effect of toxin-specific neutralizing antibodies is the major obstacle in diagnosing C . difficile toxemia using cell-based bioassays. (plos.org)
  • We offer Clostridium Difficile Toxin A Antibodies for use in common research applications: ELISA, Western Blot. (novusbio.com)
  • Choose from our Clostridium Difficile Toxin A polyclonal antibodies and browse our Clostridium Difficile Toxin A monoclonal antibody catalog. (novusbio.com)
  • The National Prevalence Study of Clostridium difficile in U.S. Healthcare Facilities" indicates that 13 out of every 1,000 hospitalized patients were either infected or colonized with C. difficile . (apic.org)
  • 60 (21%) of 282 patients were culture-positive for C difficile during their hospital stay, of whom 51 were symptom-free faecal excretors. (nih.gov)
  • Records that included an International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code-9 for CDI and a corresponding Current Procedural Terminology code for C. difficile assay were used to identify patients with CDI. (hindawi.com)
  • Tallene fra den skærpede overvågning opdateres retrospektivt og er baseret på prøvedato (ny episode registreres, hvis der er over 6 måneder mellem en patients positive fund). (ssi.dk)
  • Cases of C. difficile among UC patients reported in a nation wide data analysis by Nguyen et al. (hindawi.com)
  • Bacteraemia was often a presenting feature in neutropenic patients subsequently shown to have C difficile. (biomedsearch.com)
  • We analyzed the potential for C . difficile toxemia in patients, determined its characteristics, and assessed challenges. (plos.org)
  • 6 The vegetative or spore form of C. difficile can be transmitted from contaminated surfaces by patients and/or healthcare workers and caregivers via the fecal/oral route. (ecolab.com)
  • Researchers at Kaiser Permanente suggested that four in five hospitalized patients who were tested positive for Clostridium difficile had been tested outside the hospital. (medindia.net)
  • Approximately 30% of patients admitted to hospitals in the United States are asymptomatic carriers of C difficile , with prevalence increasing to 50% in patients with a history of long-term hospitalization. (uspharmacist.com)
  • C. difficile can be detected at the initial presentation of IBD, during a relapse or in asymptomatic carriers. (hindawi.com)
  • Laboratory detection of Clostridium difficile in animals: a review ', Veterinarska stanica , 48(6), str. (srce.hr)
  • Different methods are used in human medicine for laboratory detection of C. difficile, and a variety of commercial tests are available. (srce.hr)
  • As in human medicine, in-house molecular methods are useful for rapid detection of C. difficile. (srce.hr)
  • Mindre enn 5% av friske voksne er asymptomatiske bærere av C. difficile i colon. (helsedirektoratet.no)
  • Imaging tests - To confirm C. difficile, your physician may order an abdominal X-ray or a computerized tomography (CT) scan, which provides images of your colon. (virginiamason.org)
  • When paracentesis has been done on the ascites fluid, it has been found to be culture negative for C. difficile and for other colon organisms unless perforation is present. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Treatment typically involves discontinuing use of the original antibiotic and administering specific oral antibiotic therapy targeting C. difficile . (labcorp.com)
  • We find that flagellin treatment markedly increases survival of mice infected with C. difficile (Jarchum et al. (mskcc.org)
  • The quantification of 425 proteins of C. difficile allowed the deduction of proteomic signatures specific for each drug treatment. (mdpi.com)
  • The goal of this continuing education program is to inform healthcare providers about development of community-based Clostridium difficile . (nurse.com)
  • They could be getting C. difficile from infected but otherwise healthy persons, food, or visits to healthcare settings. (cdc.gov)
  • The source for C. difficile will be the environment of the hospital or nursing home or the hands of healthcare workers. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • A total 20 623 cases of hospital-acquired C. difficile occurred, mostly in hospitals with more than 200 beds. (eurekalert.org)
  • At Virginia Mason, physicians specializing in infectious diseases and gastroenterology work closely to develop individualized care plans to effectively diagnose and treat C. difficile. (virginiamason.org)
  • The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and tolerability of a modified C. difficile vaccine at 3 dose levels compared with a placebo control administered via intramuscular inj. (bioportfolio.com)