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.
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.
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 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.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, used for the industrial production of SOLVENTS.
A species of gram-positive, thermophilic, cellulolytic bacteria in the family Clostridaceae. It degrades and ferments CELLOBIOSE and CELLULOSE to ETHANOL in the CELLULOSOME.
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.
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.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, found in INTESTINES and SOIL.
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.
Type species of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM, a gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It is used as a source of PROBIOTICS.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. Infections have a strong association with malignancies and also with GAS GANGRENE.
Substances that are toxic to the intestinal tract causing vomiting, diarrhea, etc.; most common enterotoxins are produced by bacteria.
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 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)
RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM analysis of rRNA genes that is used for differentiating between species or strains.
Heat and stain resistant, metabolically inactive bodies formed within the vegetative cells of bacteria of the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces BOTULINUM TOXINS, TYPE A which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It is a cellulolytic, mesophilic species isolated from decayed GRASS.
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.
An endocellulase with specificity for the hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-glucosidic linkages in CELLULOSE, lichenin, and cereal beta-glucans.
Isomeric forms and derivatives of butanol (C4H9OH).
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
A severe condition resulting from bacteria invading healthy muscle from adjacent traumatized muscle or soft tissue. The infection originates in a wound contaminated with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM. C. perfringens accounts for the majority of cases (over eighty percent), while C. noyvi, C. septicum, and C. histolyticum cause most of the other cases.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type E which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It is distinctive for its ability to ferment ETHANOL to caproic acid.
A species of gram-positive, strongly proteolytic bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. It contains several forms of COLLAGENASE whose action can lead to GAS GANGRENE in humans and HORSES.
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.
The reproductive elements of lower organisms, such as BACTERIA; FUNGI; and cryptogamic plants.
A polysaccharide with glucose units linked as in CELLOBIOSE. It is the chief constituent of plant fibers, cotton being the purest natural form of the substance. As a raw material, it forms the basis for many derivatives used in chromatography, ion exchange materials, explosives manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparations.
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.
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.
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.
Antisera from immunized animals that is purified and used as a passive immunizing agent against specific BACTERIAL TOXINS.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type B which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
Specific, characterizable, poisonous chemicals, often PROTEINS, with specific biological properties, including immunogenicity, produced by microbes, higher plants (PLANTS, TOXIC), or ANIMALS.
Extracellular structures found in a variety of microorganisms. They contain CELLULASES and play an important role in the digestion of CELLULOSE.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae responsible for spoilage of some CHEESE via FERMENTATION of BUTYRIC ACID.
Disease caused by the liberation of exotoxins of CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS in the intestines of sheep, goats, cattle, foals, and piglets. Type B enterotoxemia in lambs is lamb dysentery; type C enterotoxemia in mature sheep produces "struck", and in calves, lambs and piglets it produces hemorrhagic enterotoxemia; type D enterotoxemia in sheep and goats is pulpy-kidney disease or overeating disease.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type D which is neurotoxic to ANIMALS, especially CATTLE, but not humans.
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.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type F which is neurotoxic to humans and animals.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in food and food products. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms: the presence of various non-pathogenic bacteria and fungi in cheeses and wines, for example, is included in this concept.
Anaerobic degradation of GLUCOSE or other organic nutrients to gain energy in the form of ATP. End products vary depending on organisms, substrates, and enzymatic pathways. Common fermentation products include ETHANOL and LACTIC ACID.
The complete absence, or (loosely) the paucity, of gaseous or dissolved elemental oxygen in a given place or environment. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
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).
A disaccharide consisting of two glucose units in beta (1-4) glycosidic linkage. Obtained from the partial hydrolysis of cellulose.
Inflammation of any segment of the SMALL INTESTINE.
Techniques used in studying bacteria.
Constituent of 30S subunit prokaryotic ribosomes containing 1600 nucleotides and 21 proteins. 16S rRNA is involved in initiation of polypeptide synthesis.
Procedures or techniques used to keep food from spoiling.
Iron-containing proteins that transfer electrons, usually at a low potential, to flavoproteins; the iron is not present as in heme. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
A class of iron-sulfur proteins that contains one iron coordinated to the sulfur atom of four cysteine residues. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.
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.
A species of gram-positive, anaerobic bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae frequently used for the study of ENZYMES.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Acute illnesses, usually affecting the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, brought on by consuming contaminated food or beverages. Most of these diseases are infectious, caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, or parasites that can be foodborne. Sometimes the diseases are caused by harmful toxins from the microbes or other chemicals present in the food. Especially in the latter case, the condition is often called food poisoning.
Antiserum given therapeutically in BOTULISM.
Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
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 genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria found in cavities of man and animals, animal and plant products, infections of soft tissue, and soil. Some species may be pathogenic. No endospores are produced. The genus Eubacterium should not be confused with EUBACTERIA, one of the three domains of life.
Subtype of CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM that produces botulinum toxin type C which is neurotoxic to ANIMALS, especially CATTLE, but not humans. It causes dissociation of ACTIN FILAMENTS.
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.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae, causing BACTEREMIA in humans and ANIMALS.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Presence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably higher than an accustomed norm.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
An antibacterial agent that is a semisynthetic analog of LINCOMYCIN.
DNA sequences encoding RIBOSOMAL RNA and the segments of DNA separating the individual ribosomal RNA genes, referred to as RIBOSOMAL SPACER DNA.
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.
Any of the processes by which cytoplasmic or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in bacteria.
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.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae that ferments both CARBOHYDRATES and AMINO ACIDS.
A colorless liquid used as a solvent and an antiseptic. It is one of the ketone bodies produced during ketoacidosis.

Characteristics of a strain of Clostridium carnis causing septicaemia in a young infant. (1/851)

Clostridium carnis is a species which is only rarely isolated from man or animals and is occasionally found in the soil. This paper is an account of a single isolate found in blood cultures obtained from an 8-week-old boy who was suffering from gastroenteritis.  (+info)

Hemorrhagic enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens type A in a dog. (2/851)

A female Shetland sheep dog died suddenly with hemorrhagic diarrhea and vomitting, and was examined pathologically and microbiologically. Gross pathological change was restricted to the intestinal tract. The intestine contained watery, blood-stained fluid. Histopathologically, the principal intestinal lesion was superficial mucosal hemorrhagic necrosis at the jejunoileum. Many Gram-positive bacilli were found adhering to the necrotic mucosal surface in parts of the intestinal tract. Clostridium perfringens in pure culture were isolated from jejunal contents by anaerobic culture. These results suggested that the typical lesion of this case coincided with canine hemorrhagic enteritis and enterotoxemia due to C. perfringens infection could be the cause of sudden death.  (+info)

Naturally occurring Tyzzer's disease in a calf. (3/851)

Naturally occurring Clostridium piliforme infection (Tyzzer's disease) was found in a calf. Light microscopic examination revealed multifocal coagulative necrosis in the liver, catarrhal gastroenteritis, tracheitis and pneumonia, and thymic atrophy. Warthin-Starry staining clearly showed large filamentous bacilli in bundles or criss-cross patterns within the hepatocytes and epithelium and smooth muscle cells of the ileum and cecum. Immunohistochemistry using anti-C. piliforme RT and MSK strain antisera showed positive reaction against the bacilli. Electron microscopic examination revealed bacilli within the hepatocytes that demonstrated a characteristic vegetative form, with peritrichous flagella, and spores. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) study using the paraffin-embedded liver sections, the 196-bp DNA fragment specific to 16S ribosomal RNA of C. piliforme was amplified. The characteristics of these bacilli are consistent with those of of C. piliforme. The PCR technique using paraffin-embedded sections should be useful for confirming C. piliforme infection in spontaneous cases.  (+info)

Production of phospholipase C (alpha-toxin), haemolysins and lethal toxins by Clostridium perfringens types A to D. (4/851)

To obtain high yields of extracellular enzymes and toxins for immunological analysis, type culture collection strains of Clostridium perfringens types A to D and 28 fresh isolates of C. perfringens type A from humans were grown in fermenters under controlled conditions in a pre-reduced proteose peptone medium. The type culture collection strains all showed different characteristics with respect to growth rates and pH optima for growth. Production of phospholipase C (alpha-toxin), haemolysin and lethal activity varied considerably between the different types. Growth and extracellular protein production in fermenters with pH control and static or stirred cultures were compared. Production of all extracellular proteins measured was markedly improved by cultivation in fermenters with pH control. Strain ATCC13124 produced five times more phospholipase C than any of 28 freshly isolated strains of C. perfringens type A, grown under identical conditions. Haemolytic and lethal activities of the ATCC strain were equal or superior to the activities of any of the freshly isolated strains. There were no differences in the bacterial yields and in the production of extracellular toxins between type A strains isolated from clinical cases of gas gangrene and abdominal wounds, and those isolated from faecal samples from healthy persons.  (+info)

Factors associated with prolonged symptoms and severe disease due to Clostridium difficile. (5/851)

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)

Molecular subtyping of Clostridium perfringens by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to facilitate food-borne-disease outbreak investigations. (6/851)

Clostridium perfringens is a common cause of food-borne illness. The illness is characterized by profuse diarrhea and acute abdominal pain. Since the illness is usually self-limiting, many cases are undiagnosed and/or not reported. Investigations are often pursued after an outbreak involving large numbers of people in institutions, at restaurants, or at catered meals. Serotyping has been used in the past to assist epidemiologic investigations of C. perfringens outbreaks. However, serotyping reagents are not widely available, and many isolates are often untypeable with existing reagents. We developed a pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) method for molecular subtyping of C. perfringens isolates to aid in epidemiologic investigations of food-borne outbreaks. Six restriction endonucleases (SmaI, ApaI, FspI, MluI, KspI, and XbaI) were evaluated with a select panel of C. perfringens strains. SmaI was chosen for further studies because it produced 11 to 13 well-distributed bands of 40 to approximately 1,100 kb which provided good discrimination between isolates. Seventeen distinct patterns were obtained with 62 isolates from seven outbreak investigations or control strains. In general, multiple isolates from a single individual had indistinguishable PFGE patterns. Epidemiologically unrelated isolates (outbreak or control strains) had unique patterns; isolates from different individuals within an outbreak had similar, if not identical, patterns. PFGE identifies clonal relationships of isolates which will assist epidemiologic investigations of food-borne-disease outbreaks caused by C. perfringens.  (+info)

Differences in the carboxy-terminal (Putative phospholipid binding) domains of Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium bifermentans phospholipases C influence the hemolytic and lethal properties of these enzymes. (7/851)

The phospholipases C of C. perfringens (alpha-toxin) and C. bifermentans (Cbp) show >50% amino acid homology but differ in their hemolytic and toxic properties. We report here the purification and characterisation of alpha-toxin and Cbp. The phospholipase C activity of alpha-toxin and Cbp was similar when tested with phosphatidylcholine in egg yolk or in liposomes. However, the hemolytic activity of alpha-toxin was more than 100-fold that of Cbp. To investigate whether differences in the carboxy-terminal domains of these proteins were responsible for differences in the hemolytic and toxic properties, a hybrid protein (NbiCalpha) was constructed comprising the N domain of Cbp and the C domain of alpha-toxin. The hemolytic activity of NbiCalpha was 10-fold that of Cbp, and the hybrid enzyme was toxic. These results confirm that the C-terminal domain of these proteins confers different properties on the enzymatically active N-terminal domain of these proteins.  (+info)

Septicemia in neutropenic patients infected with Clostridium tertium resistant to cefepime and other expanded-spectrum cephalosporins. (8/851)

Clostridium tertium was isolated from two immunocompromised patients with septicemia, fever, and gastrointestinal symptoms. The strains were resistant to ceftazidime, cefepime, and clindamycin; intermediately resistant to penicillin; and susceptible to metronidazole, quinolones, and vancomycin.  (+info)

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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 ...
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 ...
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
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.. ...
1. Lessa FC, Mu Y, Bamberg WM, Beldavs ZG, Dumyati GK, Dunn JR, et al. Burden of Clostridium difficile infection in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(9):825-34. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1408913 25714160. 2. Chitnis AS, Holzbauer SM, Belflower RM, Winston LG, Bamberg WM, Lyons C, et al. Epidemiology of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection, 2009 through 2011. JAMA internal medicine. 2013;173(14):1359-67. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7056 23780507. 3. Eyre DW, Cule ML, Wilson DJ, Griffiths D, Vaughan A, OConnor L, et al. Diverse sources of C. difficile infection identified on whole-genome sequencing. The New England journal of medicine. 2013;369(13):1195-205. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1216064 24066741. 4. Freeman J, Bauer MP, Baines SD, Corver J, Fawley WN, Goorhuis B, et al. The changing epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infections. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2010;23(3):529-49. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00082-09 20610822. 5. He M, Miyajima F, Roberts P, Ellison L, Pickard DJ, Martin MJ, et al. ...
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
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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
High-risk patients must be warned about proton pump inhibitors and Clostridium difficile infection, as community-acquired C. difficile infections increase.
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
Optimer announced the combined data from its two Phase 3 trials of fidaxomicin for the treatment of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
[115 Pages Report] Check for Discount on United States Drugs for Clostridium Difficile Infections Market Report 2017 report by QYResearch Group. In this report, the United States Drugs for Clostridium Difficile...
title: Epidemiology and clinical features of toxigenic culture-confirmed hospital?onset Clostridium difficile infection: A multicentre prospective study in tertiary hospitals of South Korea, doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.070672-0, category: Article
Certain types of anti-depressants have been linked to an increase in the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) finds a study in BioMed Centrals open access journal BMC Medicine. Awareness of this link should improve ...
Background: Clostridium difficile infection is increasing in incidence, severity, and mortality (1). Surgery is sometimes used to manage complicated infections because it improves short-term survival (2); however, it is associated with high rates of morbidity and poor long-term survival (3). Surgery is most often used when disease recurs and cannot be controlled with antibiotics, because the risk for severe complications and mortality increases greatly during these recurrences (4). An alternative effective treatment for recurrent disease involves delivery of stool from a healthy donor directly into a patients colon. This procedure is known as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), and it can be done via enema or colonoscopy or indirectly into the colon through the upper gastrointestinal tract using various methods (5 ...
This episode discussed the difference between probiotics, synbiotics and prebiotics as well as information on probiotics. I also discuss antibiotic induced Clostridium difficile infections also known as C. Diff infections. Remember that the toxin produced by this bacteria is what causes the symptoms and issues with this infection. It can ...
Testing is generally not necessarily for patients with formed stools (no diarrhea). The gold standard for diagnosis of C. difficile infection is cell culture cytotoxic assay, but it is rarely used clinically (difficult technique and time consuming). Among patients with diarrhea,C. difficile infection is diagnosed either by enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) for toxins A and/or B in stools or by DNA-based tests (PCR) that detect bacterial toxin genes in stools. Although both ELISA and DNA-based tests may be performed sequentially, only one positive test is sufficient to diagnose C. difficile infection. Both ELISA and DNA-based tests also have a high negative predictive value , 95% among average-risk patients, and generally negative results warrants the search for alternative diagnoses. The advantage of DNA-based tests over ELISA is that it may detect the presence of BI/NAP1/027 strain, which alters the management plan. However, DNA-based tests may also detect clinically irrelevant findings that may delay ...
BackgroundThe incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infections are increasing. Acid-suppressive therapy has been suggested as a risk factor for C diff
Tangiisura, B, Davies, J G, Cheek, L, Rajkumar, C and Llewelyn, M (2010) Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection is associated with a small increased risk of death in elderly inpatients. Journal of Hospital Infection, 74 (4). pp. 401-3. ISSN 0195-6701 Full text not available from this repository ...
Clostridium difficile infection was more prevalent in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation compared with patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation, according to findings published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
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As someone who suffered through a nasty Clostridium difficile infection in my colon and its rather unpleasant aftermath, I live to tell about it.
Global Clostridium Difficile Infection Treatment Market is set to surpass from US$ 752.3 Mn in 2016 to US$ 1,316.7 Mn by 2025 end, with a healthy CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2017-2025.
A novel approach to prevent C. difficile infection is to use compounds with activity against C. difficile as primary prophylaxis in high risk patients. Chemoprophylaxis theoretically can prevent C. difficile infection by two mechanisms. It may reduce transmission from asymptomatic C. difficile carriers by reducing the number of spores shed in the stool and prevent replication and subsequent toxin production of the organisms in patients at risk for C. difficile infection ...
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 ...
In the USA: Nearly half a million Americans suffer from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released in 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 29,000 patients died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis of C. difficile. Of those, about 15,000 deaths were estimated to be directly attributable to C. difficile infections making C. difficile a very important cause of infectious disease death in the United States.
C. difficile infections occur when someone is taking antibiotics.. The antibiotics destroy the good bacteria that usually protect patients, leaving C. difficile bacteria to take over.. Essentially the symptoms are diarrhea. That may not sound too bad, but for the elderly it can be deadly. The CDC associates C. difficile with 14,000 deaths a year.. The bacteria can be killed relatively easily, ironically enough with antibiotics. But the spores are hardy.. The author of the report, CDC epidemiologist Dr. Clifford McDonald, says the spores arent killed by hand washing - even with antibacterial soap - and they can last months out in the open.. In the past a lot of C. difficle infections were considered to happen just generally in the community. But this report shows that most of these so called community infections actually occur in people with recent exposure to medical facilities.. Dr. Ileana Arias, the deputy director of the CDC, says the good news is that C. difficile infections are very ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Control of Clostridium difficile infection in the hospital setting. AU - Wiuff, C. AU - Murdoch, H. AU - Coia, JE. PY - 2014/3. Y1 - 2014/3. N2 - Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has emerged as a leading challenge in the control of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). The epidemiology of CDI has changed dramatically, this is associated with emergence of hypervirulent strains, particularly PCR ribotype 027. Despite the epidemic spread of these strains, there are recent reports of decreasing incidence from healthcare facilities where multi-facetted targeted control programs have been implemented. We consider these changes in epidemiology and reflect on the tools available to control CDI in the hospital setting. The precise repertoire of measures adopted and emphasis on different interventions will vary, not only between healthcare systems, but also within different institutions within the same healthcare system. Finally, we consider both the sustainability of reductions ...
In 2015, Clostridium difficile testing rates among 30 US community, multispecialty, and cancer hospitals were 14.0, 16.3, and 33.9/1,000 patient-days, respectively. Pooled hospital onset rates were 0.56, 0.84, and 1.57/1,000 patient-days, respectively. Higher testing rates may artificially inflate reported rates of C. difficile infection. C. difficile surveillance should consider testing frequency.
Clostridium sordellii infections pose difficult clinical challenges and are usually fatal. Most commonly, these infections occur after trauma, childbirth, and routine gynecological procedures, but they have recently been associated with medically induced abortions and injection drug use. We report 2 …
What is C. difficile? 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).
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 ...
Annual counts and rates of C. difficile infections by acute trust and clinical commissioning group (CCG) in patients aged 2 years and over.
Semantic Scholar extracted view of Clostridium difficile infections: analysis of recurrence in an area with low prevalence of 027 strain. by Emmanuel Thomas et al.
Clinical cure is resolution or improvement of symptoms and signs of C. difficile infection such that additional or alternative antimicrobial therapy or other theraperutic intervention is not needed. In addition, patient must have absence of fever for two consecutive days and ,3 non-lliquid stools per day for two consecutive ...
Clostridium difficile bacteria can be very harmful. They affect the intestinal tract. They can cause symptoms ranging from mild diarrhea to severe inflammation of the large intestine (colon).
TY - ABST. T1 - Clostridium difficile. T2 - real-time PCR detection of toxin genes in faecal samples is more sensitive compared to toxigenic culture. AU - Jensen, Mie Birgitte Frid. AU - Nielsen, Xiaohui Chen AU - Hoeg, Anne Mette. AU - Olsen, Katharina E. P.. AU - Atlung, Tove. AU - Engberg, Jørgen. PY - 2012. Y1 - 2012. KW - Clostridium difficile. M3 - Conference abstract for conference. ER - ...
RESULTS: Twenty-two patients were included, most of whom were male (55%) with a mean age of 58 years (range: 20-83 yrs). The most common underlying malignancies were nine patients with lymphoma (41%), seven with leukemia (32%), and six with solid tumors (27%). Indications for FDX included recurrent CDI in 16 patients (72%) and failure of both metronidazole and oral vancomycin in 6 patients (28%). Nineteen patients (86%) were on concomitant antimicrobials during CDI treatment. Clinical response to FDX was 91%, and overall sustained clinical response was 82%. FDX was well tolerated with no major adverse events that were FDX related or discontinuations due to drug-related adverse events ...
Prolongation of length of stay and |i|Clostridium difficile|/i| infection: A review of the methods used to examine length of stay due to healthcare associated infections
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; Erik Dubberke, MD; Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; and Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS, provide an overview of |em|Clostridium difficile|/em| and highlight common presenting factors of the disease in hospital settings and community practices.
Am J Gastroenterol 2015 Mar. has an interesting article on Clostridium difficile colonization and interesting finding based on data meta-analysis byDouglas K. Rex, MD reviewing Zacharioudakis IM et al. In a meta-analysis, risk for clinical Clostridium difficile infection was increased six fold in those who were colonized when admitted. Early studies suggested that Clostridium difficile […]. Read More ...
Clostridium difficileis a spore-forming, toxin-producing, gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated colitis. It colonizes the human intestinal tract after the normal gut flora has been altered by antibiotic therapy.C. diffic
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a potentially fatal bacterial infection that leads to 3,700 deaths a year in Europe, yet almost two-thirds of CDI cases are missed because clinicians fail to request tests for C. difficile toxins. When CDI remains undiagnosed and untreated, it not only endangers patients health, it also poses a serious cost to healthcare systems.
Most patients with community-associated CDI had recent outpatient health care exposure, and up to 36% would not be prevented by reduction of antibiotic use only. Our data support evaluation of additional strategies, including further examination of C difficile transmission in outpatient and househol …
METHODS: Data for this study were obtained from the U.S. National Hospital Discharge Surveys from 2001 to 2010. Eligible patients included those at least 18 years old with a discharge diagnosis of cancer (ICD-9-CM codes 140-165.X, 170-176.X, 179-189.X, 190-209.XX). CDI was identified using ICD-9-CM code 008.45. Data weights were applied to sampled patients to provide national estimates. CDI incidence was calculated as CDI discharges per 1000 total cancer discharges. The in-hospital mortality rate and hospital length of stay (LOS) were compared between cancer patients with and without CDI using bivariable analyses ...
Vienna (ots/PRNewswire) - CDI is one of the top ten hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in European Hospitals[1] and is estimated to be three times as deadly as MRSA[2],[3] Data...
Bartlett JG, Gerding DN (January 2008). "Clinical recognition and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection". Clinical ... Clostridium difficile infection. Malabsorption Short bowel syndrome Attempts to reduce the odor of feces (and flatus) are ... "Treating Clostridium difficile infection with fecal microbiota transplantation". Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 9 ( ... Diarrhea is most commonly caused by a myriad of viral infections but is also often the result of bacterial toxins and sometimes ...
Cho JC, Crotty MP, Pardo J (March 2019). "Clostridium difficile infection". Annals of Gastroenterology. 32 (2): 134-140. doi: ... To Compare Ridinilazole Versus Vancomycin Treatment for Clostridium Difficile Infection" at ClinicalTrials.gov "Fast Track". U. ... "Novel antibiotics in development to treat Clostridium difficile infection". Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 33 (1): 1-7. ... a novel therapy for Clostridium difficile infection". International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 48 (2): 137-43. doi: ...
O'Keefe SJ (January 2010). "Tube feeding, the microbiota, and Clostridium difficile infection". World J. Gastroenterol. 16 (2 ... prolonged use of an elemental diet elevates the risk of developing clostridium difficile infection/colonisation. List of diets ...
King A, Rampling A, Wight DG, Warren RE (1984). "Neutropenic enterocolitis due to Clostridium septicum infection". J Clin ... The condition is usually caused by Gram-positive enteric commensal bacteria of the gut (gut flora). Clostridium difficile is a ... Neutropenic enterocolitis is inflammation of the cecum (part of the large intestine) that may be associated with infection. It ... whereas Clostridium septicum is responsible for most cases of neutropenic enterocolitis. Typhlitis most commonly occurs in ...
S. boulardii showed reduction of relapses in some specific patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and may be ... Tung JM, Dolovich LR, Lee CH (December 2009). "Prevention of Clostridium difficile infection with Saccharomyces boulardii: a ... The addition of S. boulardii to the standard triple medication protocol for elimination of Helicobacter pylori infection showed ... In immunocompromised individuals, S. boulardii has been associated with fungemia or localized infection, which may be fatal. ...
Large scale deaths have also been noted to be caused by Clostridium infection and enteritis. BirdLife International (2012). " ... Pathology of Fatal Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus Infection in Large-billed Crows (Corvus macrorhynchos) during ... Fatal necrotic enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens in wild crows (Corvus macrorhynchos). Avian Pathology 33(1):19 ...
Serious side effects may include Clostridium difficile infection, anaphylaxis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Use in pregnancy ... These include pneumonia, meningitis, otitis media, sepsis, urinary tract infections, and Lyme disease. It is used by mouth or ... is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent a number of bacterial infections. ...
... a lactylate on production performance and intestinal health of broilers during a subclinical Clostridium perfringens infection ... Antibiotics are often added to poultry feed to help prevent infection and maintain healthy growth. EU legislation banned use of ... that the LEFA sodium lauroyl lactylate might be an effective antimicrobial against the gram-positive bacterium Clostridium ...
The most common bacterial isolates from anal gland infection are E. coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Clostridium perfringens, and ... Anal sac infection results in pain, swelling, and sometimes abscessation and fever. Initial treatment usually involves the ... This is usually done in the case of recurrent infection or because of the presence of an anal sac adenocarcinoma, a malignant ... Discomfort may also be evident with impaction or infection of the anal glands. Anal sac impaction results from blockage of the ...
Wounded lambs can also succumb to Clostridium infection as these bacteria are present on raven bills. Ravens bring some ...
"Innate Immune Defenses Mediated by Two ILC Subsets Are Critical for Protection against Acute Clostridium difficile Infection". ... Upon infection of C. dificile, ILC1s and ILC3s cooperate to combat the infection. ILC2s induce goblet cell differentiation, and ... pneumonia infection. Further studies are required to decipher the role of ILCs in human respiratory infections. Evidence shows ... results in reduced immunity to bacterial infections, such as gastrointestinal Citrobacter rodentium infection. Retinoic acid ...
... can be helpful in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infections, to absorb toxins A and B, and reduce the ... Stroehlein JR (June 2004). "Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection". Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 7 (3): 235-239. ...
Bratton SL, Krane EJ, Park JR, Burchette S (1992). "Clostridium septicum infections in children". Pediatr Infect Dis J. 11 (7 ... Unlike other anaerobic infections, discharge in these infections is often not purulent (filled with pus). Instead, the ... "Gas gangrene in an immunocompromised girl due to a Clostridium ramosum infection". Clin. Infect. Dis. 28 (4): 923-4. doi: ... Gas gangrene is caused by exotoxin-producing Clostridium species (most often C. perfringens, and C. novyi,[5] but less commonly ...
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 ...
Allergic reactions or infections with Clostridium difficile, a cause of diarrhea, are also possible. Use during pregnancy or ... bone and joint infections, pneumonia, cellulitis, and urinary tract infections. It may be used to prevent bacterial ... Pseudomembranous colitis and Clostridium difficile have been reported with use of cefalexin. Signs and symptoms of an allergic ... Cefalexin, also spelled cephalexin, is an antibiotic that can treat a number of bacterial infections. It kills gram-positive ...
It is generally not recommended for the treatment of anaerobic infections such as Clostridium difficile colitis (the leading ... Use in EHEC infections may lead to an increase in expression of Shiga toxin. Known hypersensitivity to trimethoprim History of ... It is primarily used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, although it may be used against any susceptible aerobic ... In 1972, it was used as a prophylactic treatment for urinary tract infections in Finland. Its name is derived from trimethyloxy ...
Fatal Clostridium sordellii Infections after Medical Abortions. „N Engl J Med", s. 1382-1383, 2010-09-30 (ang.). ... a b Cohen AL, Bhatnagar J. Toxic shock associated with Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens after medical and ... Clostridium sordellii to Gram-dodatnia laseczka, kolonizująca drogi rodne u 0,5-10% kobiet. Bywa ona sporadycznie przyczyną ... Rates of serious infection after changes in regimens for medical abortion. „N Engl J Med.". 361 (2), s. 145-151, 2009. DOI: ...
September 2013). "Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection and antibiotics: a meta-analysis". Journal of ... Slimings C, Riley TV (December 2013). "Antibiotics and hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: update of systematic ... Only inhalant anthrax and pseudomonal infections in cystic fibrosis infections are licensed indications in the UK due to ... "Risk factors for development of Clostridium difficile infection due to BI/NAP1/027 strain: a meta-analysis". International ...
"Clostridium Infections". Advances in Research and Treatment (2011 ed.). ScholarlyEditions. 9 January 2012. ISBN 9781464960130. ...
... may be associated with lung/chest wall damage or a small external wound acting like a valve or a clostridium type infection". ... Balloon syndrome is a rare condition in hedgehogs in which gas is trapped under the skin as a result of injury or infection, ...
S. boulardii has been shown to reduce the symptoms of acute diarrhea,[91] reduce the chance of infection by Clostridium ... "Is primary prevention of Clostridium difficile infection possible with specific probiotics?". International Journal of ... Yeasts of the genus Candida, another group of opportunistic pathogens, cause oral and vaginal infections in humans, known as ... Some species of yeast are opportunistic pathogens that can cause infection in people with compromised immune systems. ...
Tar heroin injection can also be associated with Clostridium botulinum infection.[7] ... At least one study has drawn attention to lower rates of HIV infection amongst drug injectors in which black tar heroin is the ... However, black tar heroin injectors can be at increased risk of life-threatening bacterial infections, in particular ... or subcutaneous injection predisposes to necrotizing fasciitis or necrotizing cellulitis from Clostridium perfringens, while ...
Some studies have shown a correlation between use of PPIs and Clostridium difficile infections. While the data are ... Furthermore, there is insufficient evidence that these conditions induce Clostridium difficile infection. At this time, PPI- ... both types of infections arise in these populations due to underlying conditions and it is not clear if this is a class effect ... by which PPIs cause these changes are yet to be determined they may have a role in the increased risk of bacterial infections ...
Another cause of PEM is Clostridium sporogenes or Bacillus aneurinolyticus infection. These bacteria produce thiaminases that ...
... suggests that the product could help avoid antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and limit Clostridium difficile colitis infections ... to improvement of the immune function in adults and seniors and reduction of duration of winter infections for elderly. A 2007 ... "Effect of fermented milk containing the probiotic Lactobacillus casei DN-114001 on winter infections in free-living elderly ... that the advert misleadingly implied that children given Actimel would be prevented from catching bacterial infections. ...
"Meta-Analysis of Antibiotics and the Risk of Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection". Antimicrobial Agents and ... skin infections, typhoid fever, and urinary tract infections, among others.[2] For some infections it is used in addition to ... Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections.[2] This includes bone and joint infections, ... Ciprofloxacin only treats bacterial infections; it does not treat viral infections such as the common cold. For certain uses ...
... complications and mortality in Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review". PLoS ONE. 9 (6): e98400. Bibcode: ... Treatment of a Helicobacter pylori infection can be completed by taking a triple therapy combination of omeprazole, amoxicillin ... Respiratory: upper respiratory tract infection (2%), cough (1%). *Gastrointestinal: abdominal pain (5%), diarrhea (4%), nausea ... Serious side effects may include Clostridium difficile colitis, an increased risk of pneumonia, an increased risk of bone ...
... for sheep and cattle that protects against diseases caused by toxins produced by an infection with one or more Clostridium ... Clostridium chauvoei Clostridium haemolyticum Clostridium novyi Clostridium perfringens Clostridium septicum Clostridium ... sordellii Clostridium tetani Clostridial vaccines which protect sheep against multiple clostridial diseases have been available ...
March 2018). "Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the ... and infections caused by susceptible anaerobic organisms such as Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Clostridium, Peptostreptococcus, ... intra-abdominal infections, lung abscess, periodontitis, amoebiasis, oral infections, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, ... It is an option for a first episode of mild-to-moderate Clostridium difficile colitis if vancomycin or fidaxomicin is ...
Rupnik M, Wilcox MH, Gerding DN (July 2009). "Clostridium difficile infection: new developments in epidemiology and ... It can be caused by bacterial infections, viral infections, parasitic infections, or autoimmune problems such as inflammatory ... Campylobacter spp. are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea, but infections by Salmonella spp., Shigella spp. and some strains ... Infections. Main article: Infectious diarrhea. There are many causes of infectious diarrhea, which include viruses, bacteria ...
Infection[edit]. Main article: Pneumococcal infection. S. pneumoniae is part of the normal upper respiratory tract flora. As ... Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Historically, Haemophilus influenzae has been a significant cause of infection, and both H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae can be ... S. pneumoniae infection stimulates polymorphonuclear leukocytes (granulocytes) to produce an oxidative burst that is ...
Examples of bacteria that can form endospores include Bacillus and Clostridium.[6] ... "Ethylene Oxide Sterilization , Disinfection & Sterilization Guidelines , Guidelines Library , Infection Control ,CDC". www.cdc. ... Examples of bacteria having terminal endospores include Clostridium tetani, the pathogen that causes the disease tetanus. ...
Immunity against infections that can cause serious illness is generally beneficial. Since Pasteur provided support for a germ ... "Pathogenic Clostridia, including Botulism and Tetanus (page 3)". Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology.. ... Tetanus toxin is so lethal that humans cannot develop immunity to a natural infection, as the amount of toxin and time required ... Temporary immunity to a specific infection can be induced in a subject by providing the subject with externally produced immune ...
The mainstay of treatment for SSSS is supportive care along with eradication of the primary infection. Conservative measures ... Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ...
Bratton SL, Krane EJ, Park JR, Burchette S (1992). "Clostridium septicum infections in children". Pediatr Infect Dis J. 11 (7 ... Unlike other anaerobic infections, discharge in these infections is often not purulent (filled with pus). Instead, the ... "Gas gangrene in an immunocompromised girl due to a Clostridium ramosum infection". Clin. Infect. Dis. 28 (4): 923-4. doi: ... Gas gangrene is caused by exotoxin-producing Clostridium species (most often C. perfringens, and C. novyi,[5] but less commonly ...
Clostridia. Clostridium (spore-forming). motile:. *Clostridium difficile *Pseudomembranous colitis. *Clostridium botulinum * ... Kidney infection, if it occurs, usually follows a bladder infection but may also result from a blood-borne infection.[12] ... A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract.[1] When it affects the lower urinary ... Urinary tract infections are the most frequent bacterial infection in women.[17] They occur most frequently between the ages of ...
Clostridium perfringens. *Escherichia coli O104:H4. *Escherichia coli O157:H7. *Hepatitis A ... Infection control. *Oral hygiene. *Occupational safety and health *Human factors and ergonomics ...
Some bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes,[16] and Clostridium perfringens,[17] produce ... "Infection and Immunity. 74 (1): 40-8. doi:10.1128/IAI.74.1.40-48.2006. PMC 1346594. PMID 16368955.. ... "Acceleration of hyaluronidase production in the course of batch cultivation of Clostridium perfringens can be achieved with ...
Bacterial infection is the most common cause.[8] Often many different types of bacteria are involved in a single infection.[6] ... They are usually caused by a bacterial infection.[8] Often many different types of bacteria are involved in a single infection. ... Marx, John A. Marx (2014). "Skin and Soft Tissue Infections". Rosen's emergency medicine : concepts and clinical practice (8th ... Abscesses are caused by bacterial infection, parasites, or foreign substances. ...
Clostridium perfringens. *Escherichia coli O104:H4. *Escherichia coli O157:H7. *Hepatitis A ... Parasitic infections through food. *Amoebiasis. *Anisakiasis. *Cryptosporidiosis. *Cyclosporiasis. *Diphyllobothriasis. * ...
Immune function and infections[edit]. Some strains of LAB may affect pathogens by means of competitive inhibition (i.e., by ... Proteolytic bacteria such as clostridia, which are part of the normal gut microbiota, produce toxic substances including ... Shortliffe LMD (2013). Wein AJ (ed.). Chapter 116: Infection and Inflammation of the Pediatric Genitourinary Tract. Urology. 4 ... Some strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may affect Helicobacter pylori infections (which may cause peptic ulcers) in adults ...
... što je Clostridium difficile.[31] Antibakterijski agensi isto tako mogu da utiču na vaginalnu floru, te mogu da dovedu do ... "Antibiotic therapy for severe bacterial infections: correlation between the inhibitory quotient and outcome". Int. J. ... "Clinical relevance of bacteriostatic versus bactericidal activity in the treatment of gram-positive bacterial infections". Clin ... relevance of bacteriostatic versus bactericidal mechanisms of action in the treatment of Gram-positive bacterial infections". ...
A31.) Infection due to other mycobacteria *(A31.0) Pulmonary mycobacterial infection *Infection due to Mycobacterium avium ... B96.7) Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) as the cause of diseases classified to other chapters ... A80-B34 - Viral infections[संपादित करें]. (A80-A89) Viral infections of the central nervous system[संपादित करें]. *(A80.) Acute ... B34.) Viral infection of unspecified site. B35-B89 - Infections caused by fungi, protozoans, worms, and infestations[संपादित ...
The presence of a carbuncle is a sign that the immune system is active and fighting the infection.[2] The infection is ... persons with diabetes and immune system diseases are more likely to develop infections (especially bacterial infections of the ... A carbuncle is a cluster of boils caused by bacterial infection, most commonly with Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus ... Ni Riain, Una (2008-12-01). "Guide to the management of bacterial skin infections". Prescriber. 19 (23-24): 28-37. doi:10.1002/ ...
SIDS may be more common in babies with Staphylococcus aureus or Escherichia coli (E. coli) infections, but scientists are not ... Effects of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (which causes botulism). *Toxic gases. *Vaccinations do not increase the risk of ... Weber MA, Klein NJ, Hartley JC, Lock PE, Malone M, Sebire NJ (May 31, 2008). "Infection and sudden unexpected death in infancy ...
... food additives reduce the risk of foodborne infections, decrease microbial spoilage, and preserve fresh attributes ... that prevented Clostridium botulinum growth.[15][18] ...
Serious side effects include Clostridium difficile infection, seizures, and allergic reactions including anaphylaxis.[1] Those ... It is approved for complicated skin and skin structure infections, complicated intra-abdominal infections and bacterial ... intra-abdominal infection, pneumonia, sepsis, and anthrax.[1] It is given by injection into a vein.[1] ... is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.[1] Some of these include meningitis, ...
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... is caused by an infection with the bacterium Clostridium tetani,[1] which is commonly found in soil, saliva, dust, and ... Tetanus is caused by the tetanus bacterium Clostridium tetani.[1] Tetanus is an international health problem, as C. tetani ... Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a bacterial infection characterized by muscle spasms.[1] In the most common type, the spasms ... Clostridium tetani is durable due to its endospores. Pictured is the bacterium alone, with a spore being produced, and the ...
The symptoms of Campylobacter infections were described in 1886 in infants by Theodor Escherich.[10] These infections were ... "Infection and Immunity. 61 (5): 1764-71. PMC 280763. PMID 8478066.. *^ Firehammer, BD; Border, M (1968). "Isolation of ... "Campylobacter Infections: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology".. *^ a b Ryan, Kenneth James; Ray, C. George, eds. (2004 ... Another source of infection is contact with infected animals, which often carry Campylobacter asymptomatically.[3] At least a ...
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... such as a necrotizing soft tissue infection, an infection causing inflammation of the abdominal cavity lining, an infection of ... Clostridium spp., Lactobacillus spp., Bacteroides spp. and the fungi Candida spp. are all capable of such a high level of ... Sepsis is an inflammatory immune response triggered by an infection.[3][4] Bacterial infections are the most common cause, but ... For Legionella infection, addition of macrolide or fluoroquinolone is chosen. If fungal infection is suspected, an echinocandin ...
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Infection occurs if the bacterium is ingested.[citation needed]. M. bovis is usually transmitted to humans by consuming raw, ... Clostridium perfringens. *Escherichia coli O104:H4. *Escherichia coli O157:H7. *Hepatitis A ... M. bovis infections in cattle herds in the United States is not common. M. bovis is endemic in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus ... In the 1930s, 40% of cattle in the UK were infected with M. bovis and there were 50,000 new cases of human M. bovis infection ...
For example, Clostridium tetani releases a toxin that paralyzes muscles, and staphylococcus releases toxins that produce shock ... Primary infection versus secondary infection. A primary infection is infection that is, or can practically be viewed as, the ... An infection that is inactive or dormant is called a latent infection.[10] An example of a latent bacterial infection is latent ... Viral infection Bacterial infection Typical symptoms In general, viral infections are systemic. This means they involve many ...
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"The association between histamine 2 receptor antagonist use and Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review and meta- ... and infection (such as sepsis, pneumonia, urinary tract infection) was reported in patients receiving ranitidine in a cohort ... 2012). "Ranitidine Is Associated With Infections, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and Fatal Outcome in Newborns". Pediatrics. 129 (1 ... It is also linked to an increased risk of Clostridium difficile colitis.[4] It is generally safe in pregnancy.[1] Ranitidine is ...
Clostridium difficile infection does not typically result from rifaximin therapy unless risk factors such as immunosuppression ... C. difficile infection[edit]. Rifaximin may also be a useful addition to vancomycin when treating patients with relapsing C. ... Rifaximin is active against Clostridium difficile.[6] Interactions[edit]. Rifaximin is not significantly absorbed from the gut ... pilot study to assess the ability of rifaximin to prevent recurrent diarrhoea in patients with Clostridium difficile infection ...
Bacillus subtilis infections, Clostridium Infections, Escherichia coli Infections, Fungal Infection, Klebsiella Infections, ... Diseases : Clostridium Infections, Escherichia coli Infections, Klebsiella Infections, Salmonella Infections. Pharmacological ... Diseases : Clostridium Infections, Enterococcus Infections, Infection: Antibiotic Resistant, Klebsiella Infections, ... Diseases : Bacillus Cereus infection, Clostridium Infections, Listeria Infections, Salmonella Infections, Staphylococcus aureus ...
... Abstract. Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a ... TABLE 2. Reductions in hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection rates - Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York, May 2008- ... FIGURE 2. Percentage of laboratory-identified Clostridium difficile infections (N = 42,157), by hospitalization status at time ... TABLE 1. Number and percentage of hospitals reporting laboratory-identified Clostridium difficile infections, by selected ...
Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common and sometimes fatal health-care-associated infection; the ... 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 ...
... is a type of bacteria that can lead to an infection. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and how to prevent it. ... These drugs can make your infection worse.. Certain probiotics, or "good bacteria," may help prevent repeat C. diff. infections ... If your infection gets worse, you may become dehydrated or be unable to pass stool. Rarely, C. diff. can lead to sepsis (a life ... Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a type of bacteria that lives in many peoples intestines. C. diff. is part of the normal ...
"Meta-analysis to assess risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection," Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 70, no ... Tea and Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. Martin Oman Evans II,1 Brad Starley,2 Jack Carl Galagan,3 Joseph Michael ... 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 ...
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. ...
Antimicrobial-associated risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection.. Owens RC Jr1, Donskey CJ, Gaynes RP, Loo VG, Muto ... Antimicrobial therapy plays a central role in the pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), presumably through ... stewardship programs that promote judicious use of antimicrobials are encouraged in concert with environmental and infection ...
... recurs in nearly one-third of patients who develop an initial infection. Recurrent CDI (RCDI) is associated with considerable ... Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) recurs in nearly one-third of patients who develop an initial infection. Recurrent CDI ( ... A prospective cohort study on hospital mortality due to Clostridium difficile infection. Infection. 2012;40:479-84. doi: ... Dubberke E. Strategies for prevention of Clostridium difficile infection. J Hosp Med. 2012;7:S14-7. doi: 10.1002/jhm.1908. ...
Clostridium difficileis a spore-forming, toxin-producing, gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated ... See Clostridium difficile in adults: Epidemiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology and Clostridium difficile infection: ... and Clostridium difficile in adults: Epidemiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology and Clostridium difficile infection: ... Clostridium difficile infection. N Engl J Med 2015; 372:1539.. *Goldenberg SD, Cliff PR, Smith S, et al. Two-step glutamate ...
"Review of current literature on the economic burden of Clostridium difficile infection," Infection Control and Hospital ... 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 ... D. N. Gerding, C. A. Muto, and R. C. Owens, "Treatment of Clostridium difficile infection," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. ...
CDC Warns Of Increasing Clostridium Difficile Infections. by Kristian Foden-Vencil Follow OPB March 6, 2012 7:25 a.m. , Updated ... The CDC studied infections in three states and has now developed a list of six things medical centers should do. ... C. difficile infections occur when someone is taking antibiotics.. The antibiotics destroy the good bacteria that usually ... "In the past a lot of C. difficle infections were considered to happen just generally in the community. But this report shows ...
Clostridium difficile Infection Among Children Across Diverse US Geographic Locations. Joyanna M. Wendt, Jessica A. Cohen, Yi ... Clostridium difficile Infection Among Children Across Diverse US Geographic Locations. Joyanna M. Wendt, Jessica A. Cohen, Yi ... Clostridium difficile Infection Among Children Across Diverse US Geographic Locations Message Subject (Your Name) has sent you ...
Measuring the scope of Clostridium difficile infection in the United States. Available at: www.cdc.gov/hai/eip/clostridium- ... Clostridium difficile Infection Among Children Across Diverse US Geographic Locations. Joyanna M. Wendt, Jessica A. Cohen, Yi ... Clostridium difficile infection. CA - community-associated. CO-HCFA - community-onset, health care facility-associated. EIP - ... Vital signs: preventing Clostridium difficile infections. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2012;61(9):157-162pmid:22398844. ...
The Clostridium difficile initiative works to assess, identify gaps, and prevent transmission of C. difficile infection (CDI) ... Emerging Infections Program (EIP) Clostridium difficile Oregon Population Surveillance Site *Validation of 2012 CDI LabID ... NEJM. Burden of Clostridium difficile infection in the United States (pdf) - Includes data from the Oregon study site) ... What is "healthcare-associated" C. difficile infection?. In an effort to address the causes of C. difficile infection (CDI), ...
Care guide for Clostridium Difficile Infection (Ambulatory Care). Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard ... What you need to know about a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI):. Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, are bacteria. Many ... Prevent infections caused by bacteria. This will help prevent your need for an antibiotic. Ask about vaccines that you need. ... Wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of infection.. *Ask your healthcare provider how to manage your symptoms ...
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... difficile infections have decreased 36 percent in hospitals across Canada, although the virulent NAP1 strain associated with ... Clostridium difficile infections have decreased 36 percent in Canadian hospitals. Canadian Medical Association Journal ... "The evolving epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Canadian hospitals during a postepidemic period (2009-2015)" is ... The authors recommend continued vigilance to better contain infection. "Infection prevention and control practices, ...
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  • We aimed to identify foods associated with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (hindawi.com)
  • Johnson S. Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: a review of risk factors, treatments, and outcomes. (springer.com)
  • Clinical efficacy and microbiome changes following fecal microbiota transplantation in children with recurrent clostridium difficile infection. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • 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)
  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRB), a leading microbiome therapeutics company, today announced interim 8-week results from the ongoing SER-109 Phase 2 ECOSPOR TM clinical study for the prevention of multiply recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (businesswire.com)
  • Clostridium difficile infection: an update on epidemiology, risk factors, and therapeutic options. (springer.com)
  • Clinical practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults: 2010 update by the society for healthcare epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the infectious diseases society of America (IDSA). (springer.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)
  • See 'Clostridium difficile in adults: Epidemiology, microbiology, and pathophysiology', section on 'Risk factors' . (uptodate.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)
  • The evolving epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Canadian hospitals during a postepidemic period (2009-2015)" is published June 25, 2018. (eurekalert.org)
  • In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide. (harvard.edu)
  • C. difficile infection management involves a full-circle range of measures covering prevention, diagnosis, therapies, surveillance, outbreak management and epidemiology. (biomerieux-diagnostics.com)
  • Clostridium difficile produces toxins A and B, which result in a loss of intestinal epithelial integrity. (mskcc.org)
  • Potentially, the bacteria's toxins can cause ulcers and eventually eat through intestine walls, which allows infection to enter the blood. (infectioncontroltoday.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)
  • Clostridium difficile disease is mediated primarily by toxins A and B (TcdA and TcdB, respectively). (asm.org)
  • The symptoms of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are attributed largely to two C. difficile toxins, TcdA and TcdB. (asm.org)
  • In C. difficile -induced colitis, the bacteria produce toxins that cause inflammation of the colon (colitis), usually after antibiotics are taken to treat an infection. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Antibiotics used to treat infections elsewhere in the body can disrupt the normal bacterial equilibrium of the colon and allow Clostridium difficile to overgrow and begin producing toxins. (aast.org)
  • In addition to these prevention strategies, a variety of new treatment and prevention strategies are being researched, from new antibiotics, to fecal bacteriotherapy ("stool transplant" in which bacteria from one person's intestines are given to another person to help restore bacterial intestinal equilibrium), to antibodies against Clostridium difficile toxins, to vaccines. (aast.org)
  • A hypervirulent strain, commonly referred to as "strain 027" is an aggressive strain of Clostridium difficile that produces more toxins and is more re. (medialab.com)
  • We performed a retrospective study to analyze cases diagnosed with CDI, identifi ed through immunoassays for Clostridium diffi cile toxins in stools, between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2015. (srce.hr)
  • Clostridium difficile (CD), specifically its toxins, have been implicated as a risk factor for exacerbation of the inflammatory process in up to 5% of patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. (ebscohost.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 causes a wide spectrum of clinical illness, from asymptomatic colonization and mild diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis and toxic megacolon. (aappublications.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 is the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitalized patients in developed countries, causing severe illness and occasionally death. (eurekalert.org)
  • Clostridium difficile infection is a common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. (aafp.org)
  • Probiotics prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea, but are not recommended specifically for preventing C. difficile infection. (aafp.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Protein-losing enteropathy is associated with Clostridium difficile diarrhea but not with asymptomatic colonization: a prospective, case-control study. (uptodate.com)
  • C. difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Rifalazil Treats and Prevents Relaspe of Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea in Hamsters", Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2004, pages 3975-3979 should. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • The finding of identical C. difficile PCR ribotype 078 isolates in piglets with diarrhea and in humans with C. difficile infection (CDI) led to the suggestion that interspecies transmission might occur ( 3 , 4 ). (cdc.gov)
  • FDA approves treatment for Clostridium difficile infection The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dificid (fidaxomicin) tablets for the treatment of Clostridium difficile -associated diarrhea (CDAD). (blogspot.com)
  • Clostridium difficile ( C. difficile ) is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea and lead to colitis, other serious intestinal conditions, and death in severe cases. (blogspot.com)
  • Dificid is an effective new treatment option for patients who develop Clostridium difficile -associated diarrhea. (blogspot.com)
  • The bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) causes antibiotic-associated diarrhea, colitis, other serious intestinal conditions, and death in severe cases. (managedcaremag.com)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea. (omicsonline.org)
  • Infection with this organism may result in a range of presentations including asymptomatic carriage, mild diarrhea, psuedomembraneous colitis and toxic megacolon [ 2 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • Various researches have shown that Clostridium difficile is present in approximately 10% of the normal healthy adult population and is implicated in 20-30% of nosocomial diarrhea.This organism is also the major role player implicated in antibiotic associated diarrhea [ 3 - 5 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • A subset of patients with Clostridium difficile -associated diarrhea will develop fulminant, life-threatening C. difficile infection that is refractory to medical therapy. (annals.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated nosocomial diarrhea in developed countries ( 18 ). (asm.org)
  • What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of probiotics for the prevention, management, and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and C. difficile infection? (cadth.ca)
  • Clostridium difficile , a major cause of nosocomial diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis, still poses serious health-care challenges. (frontiersin.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, obligately anaerobic gastrointestinal bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis ( Burke and Lamont, 2014 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • C. difficile infection (CDI) is a major health concern worldwide, with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, sepsis, and death. (frontiersin.org)
  • Lemeni, D. (2010) Nosocomial Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea-Adverse Effect of Antibiotic Therapy. (scirp.org)
  • Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD), which can range from mild watery diarrhea to. (ebscohost.com)
  • Today, C. difficile is one of our most challenging healthcare-associated infections (HAI) , accounting for more than 60% of all cases of healthcare-associated diarrhea ² . (biomerieux-diagnostics.com)
  • Yellowing of feces can be caused by an infection known as giardiasis, which derives its name from Giardia, an anaerobic flagellated protozoan parasite that can cause severe and communicable yellow diarrhea. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • C. difficile infections occur when someone is taking antibiotics. (opb.org)
  • Antibiotics help treat or prevent an infection caused by bacteria. (drugs.com)
  • Improvements in infection-control measures (such as improved testing, more judicious use of antibiotics, frequent handwashing, and better and more frequent cleaning of facilities) begun after outbreaks 10-15 years ago may have contributed to the decrease in infection rates. (eurekalert.org)
  • Giving antibiotics only when needed can help reduce C. diff infections. (fairview.org)
  • In 2017, 6,118 people died from inflammation of the colon and small intestine caused by infection with the Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, bacteria , which is often resistant to antibiotics. (cbsnews.com)
  • 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)
  • A few antibiotics, such as vancomycin and metronidazole, have some success treating the infection, she said. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Why would you get an intestinal infection, like C. diff, from treating a different illness with antibiotics? (harvard.edu)
  • When you get antibiotics in the hospital, you expect that the drugs will treat or prevent infection. (harvard.edu)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is an emerging disease threat caused by use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. (sciencemag.org)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a worldwide health threat that is typically triggered by the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, which disrupt the natural gut microbiota and allow this Gram-positive anaerobic pathogen to thrive. (sciencemag.org)
  • If a person is given antibiotics to treat an infection, the antibiotics may also kill the 'normal flora' or 'good bacteria' in the gut. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • Although this can be a risk, it is still very important to take the antibiotics prescribed by your doctor, in order to treat your infection. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • Although Clostridium difficile is often caused by antibiotics, it is also treated using antibiotics. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • When antibiotics are not given, as in the management of E. coli -associated HUS, clostridia have more opportunity to thrive unhindered. (cdc.gov)
  • C. difficile infection is most common when an antibiotic is taken by mouth, but it also occurs when antibiotics are injected into a muscle or given by vein (intravenously). (merckmanuals.com)
  • Treatment involves stopping any antibiotics that may have triggered the Clostridium difficile infection as soon as possible. (aast.org)
  • If severe Clostridium difficile colitis does not improve with antibiotics, surgery may be necessary. (aast.org)
  • This rate can be kept to a minimum by using antibiotics only when necessary, careful environmental and hand cleaning, and isolating patients with Clostridium difficile infection from those who are not infected, among other tactics. (aast.org)
  • Bezlotoxumab is an investigational antitoxin given in conjunction with standard of care antibiotics that are used in the treatment of C. difficile infection. (fiercebiotech.com)
  • infections can range from mild to severe. (familydoctor.org)
  • Toxin production by an emerging strain of Clostridium difficile associated with outbreaks of severe disease in North America and Europe. (springer.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)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a severe and increasingly frequent healthcare-associated infection that develops after disruption of the gut microbiota. (springer.com)
  • 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)
  • Toxemia can develop in Clostridium difficile -infected animals, and correlates with severe and fulminant disease outcomes. (plos.org)
  • severe infection should be treated with oral vancomycin. (aafp.org)
  • Vancomycin is the drug of choice for patients with severe C. difficile infection. (aafp.org)
  • 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)
  • These infections can cause severe suffering and can be life threatening. (phc4.org)
  • Severe infection with Clostridium septicum in humans is relatively rare. (cdc.gov)
  • can cause other severe focal or disseminated infections by spontaneous invasion from the gut of compromised patients ( 3 , 4 ). (cdc.gov)
  • In 3-8% of cases, Clostridium difficile colitis can become very severe and can affect the entire body. (aast.org)
  • While these severe cases are relatively rare, the overall rate of C. difficile infection in the United States is on the rise. (aast.org)
  • Dear Dr. Rea, I have severe MCS and tested positive for a C. difficile infection. (planetthrive.com)
  • Patients who have had at least two recurrences of C. difficile infection (CDI) after a primary episode and have completed at least two rounds of standard-of-care oral antibiotic therapy or have had at least two episodes of severe CDI resulting in hospitalization may be eligible for the study. (vchri.ca)
  • National guidelines recommend oral vancomycin for severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) based on results from recent clinical trials demonstrating improved clinical outcomes. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Is there a relationship between the polimerase chain reaction cycle threshold and the risk of severe Clostridium difficile infection? (elsevier.es)
  • Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, are bacteria. (drugs.com)
  • Prevent infections caused by bacteria. (drugs.com)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria can be very harmful. (fairview.org)
  • They said the infection was from something he ate and they explained that the bacteria multiplied so quickly Munro did not have a chance. (foodsafetynews.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)
  • 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)
  • Until now, scientists have not understood what made this strain worse than other strains of the bacteria, the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Infections caused by the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus - known as "flesh eating" bacteria - are becoming more common in northern waters, whose surface temperatures are rising due to climate change. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • When used properly, they target aggressive bacteria that are causing infections. (harvard.edu)
  • This can sometimes allow other bacteria like Clostridium difficile to take over and cause illness. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • Clostridium difficile is a bacteria which produces a toxin (poison), which can cause changes in the gut. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • Diphtheria is a contagious and sometimes fatal infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae . (merckmanuals.com)
  • Scientists at the University of Liverpool have identified the origin of an epidemic strain of Clostridium difficile (027) and its mode of spread using tagging genetic signatures in the DNA of bacteria, some of them associated with its increased virulence. (healthcanal.com)
  • It is important for us to know the ways in which the bacteria can enter various countries so that we can predict just how widespread the infection may become. (healthcanal.com)
  • The cysteine desulfidase CdsB affects the virulence and infection progresses of some bacteria. (frontiersin.org)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff ) is a grampositive, spore-forming, anaerobic bacterium transmitted through spores or bacteria in stools or through spores in the environment. (cadth.ca)
  • Considering taking medication to treat bacterial+blood+infection+caused+by+clostridium? (webmd.com)
  • Below is a list of common medications used to treat or reduce the symptoms of bacterial+blood+infection+caused+by+clostridium. (webmd.com)
  • 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)
  • Prompt diagnosis and early antibiotic treatment of all bacterial infections, and serious consideration of antibiotic prophylaxis for all bacteremia-producing procedures, is essential for breast implant patients. (nih.gov)
  • Prophages contribute to the evolution and virulence of most bacterial pathogens, but their role in Clostridium difficile is unclear. (asm.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is a bacterial pathogen associated with significant morbidity and mortality in patients with cirrhosis. (ovid.com)
  • Clinical recognition and diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection. (nih.gov)
  • The clinical manifestations and diagnosis of C. difficile infection will be reviewed here. (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)
  • 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)
  • Clostridium sordellii infections pose difficult clinical challenges and are usually fatal. (nih.gov)
  • We report 2 fatal cases, one of which was associated with minor trauma, and the other of which was associated with normal childbirth, and we summarize the clinical features of 43 additional cases of reported C. sordellii infection. (nih.gov)
  • It particularly infects healthy people, and particularly pregnant women, says Irena Kenneley, a Case Western Reserve clinical nurse specialist in infection control and associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain public input on the state of the science regarding FMT to treat C. difficile infection not responsive to standard therapies, including the available clinical evidence for safety and effectiveness of FMT for this use and to better understand the impact of FDA's enforcement policy on product development. (fda.gov)
  • Annual counts and rates of C. difficile infections by acute trust and clinical commissioning group (CCG) in patients aged 2 years and over. (www.gov.uk)
  • The clinical manifestations of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are due to the release of two powerful exotoxins, TcdA and TcdB. (bl.uk)
  • The clinical course is described of a patient who attended an A&E department with septicaemia who was found at postmortem examination to have been infected with Clostridium novyi type A. Doctors working in A&E departments should be aware of the existence of this infection and be vigilant when treating injecting drug users with localised infection. (bmj.com)
  • The patient's clinical picture was consistent with fulminant C. difficile infection. (annals.org)
  • TAMPA, Fla., Jan 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The C Diff Foundation announced today that their organization has implemented a global campaign to raise awareness of Clostridium difficile infection (C.difficile) clinical trials, clinical studies, clinical research and observational studies evaluating interventions for C. difficile prevention, treatments, and environmental safety. (digitaljournal.com)
  • The rate of recurrent C. difficile infections is increasing tremendously and this increase is higher than the rate of primary C. difficile infections," stated Sahil Khanna, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Director of the C. difficile Clinic, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation program and C. difficile related Clinical Trials, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Dr. Khanna also added, "It is imperative and important for clinical trials to be done to advance the development of new treatments, new medications, and new ways to prevent and treat Clostridium difficile infections. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Clinical trials are vital to improving our knowledge about how best to prevent and treat C. difficile infections. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Informing patients of clinical trials is important, and in recent years several clinical trials have led to significant improvements in the treatments available for patients with C. difficile infections," stated Mark Wilcox, MD, FRCPath, Consultant Microbiologist, Head of Microbiology and Academic Lead of Pathology Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Professor of Medical Microbiology University of Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Lead on Clostridium difficile for Public Health England, UK. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Recurrence is a major challenge with C. difficile infection, one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals,' said Dr. Roy Baynes, senior vice president of clinical development, Merck Research Laboratories. (fiercebiotech.com)
  • Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Co-existing Clostridium difficile Infection. (ebscohost.com)
  • Berry N, Sewell B, Jafri S et al (2014) Real-time polymerase chain reaction correlates well with clinical diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection. (springer.com)
  • Clinical and infection control implications of Clostridium difficile infection with negative enzyme immunoassay for toxin. (springer.com)
  • Once upon a time, Clostridium difficile was considered little more than a clinical nuisance. (biomerieux-diagnostics.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)
  • Optimer announced the combined data from its two Phase 3 trials of fidaxomicin for the treatment of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (empr.com)
  • This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and allied health professionals in all settings, especially direct care, who may intervene to prevent or appropriately treat Clostridium difficile infections in their patients. (netce.com)
  • Colitis symptoms and positive Clostridium difficile assay were confirmed. (hindawi.com)
  • Increasing risk of relapse after treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis in Quebec, Canada. (springer.com)
  • INTRODUCTION - Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, toxin-producing, gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated colitis. (uptodate.com)
  • 1 C. difficile infection is defined as at least three unformed stools in 24 hours and a positive stool test for C. difficile toxin or endoscopic evidence of pseudomembranous colitis. (aafp.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Toll-Like Receptor 5 Stimulation Protects Mice from Acute Clostridium difficile Colitis. (mskcc.org)
  • This results in Clostridium difficile infection and causes colitis or inflammation of the colon. (aast.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic gram positive bacilli which is the major cause of psuedomembraneous colitis [ 1 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • Objectives: To examine biopsy specimens for histologic features suggestive of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). (ebscohost.com)
  • The aim of our investigation is to compare short-term and long-term outcomes of patients admitted with an ulcerative colitis (UC) flare and co-existent C. difficile infection to those of non-infected. (ebscohost.com)
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked health officials Tuesday to take more precautions against a type of stubborn infection they've found in a wide variety of medical facilities. (opb.org)
  • Cranberry compares favorably to the drug trimethoprim in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in older women, without increasing the risk of antibiotic resistance/super-infection and/or fungal infection. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • 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)
  • Measuring, monitoring, and reporting CDI rates is one part of a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) program. (tbrhsc.net)
  • 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)
  • The article delivers practical advice to nurses and nurse practitioners on infection prevention and control activities in any setting," Kenneley said. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Clostridioides (formerly known as Clostridium ) difficile is the leading cause of hospital-acquired gastrointestinal infections in the United States and one of three urgent health care threats identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (asm.org)
  • The Infection Prevention & Control Team (IPCT) regularly monitor Trust isolation procedures to ensure that patients with symptoms of diarrhoea are isolated promptly. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • infections in a single year according to a study released in 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (digitaljournal.com)
  • The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, founded in 2012 with a global mission of providing education for Clostridium difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support through research being conducted by the government, industry, and academia and provide better advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers worldwide. (digitaljournal.com)
  • KENILWORTH, N.J.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for bezlotoxumab, an investigational antitoxin for prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection recurrence. (fiercebiotech.com)
  • Currently, there are no therapies approved for the prevention of C. difficile infection recurrence. (fiercebiotech.com)
  • C. difficile infection management starts with prevention and moves along a continuum including diagnosis, treatment/surveillance, outbreak management and epidemiological trending. (biomerieux-diagnostics.com)
  • 4] In addition, the study conducted by the Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Institute (SHAIPI), reveals that a sixth of patients cured of the initial CDI recur within three months and nearly one third of those have a second recurrence within a year. (presseportal.ch)
  • Tapering and the pulsed-dose method of oral vancomycin therapy for second recurrences of C. difficile infection are effective. (aafp.org)
  • Oral rehydration alone may succeed because it allows host immunological responses to deal with the infection and does not create additional ecological vacuums for C difficile to re-emerge into once metronidazole or vancomycin is stopped. (bmj.com)
  • What are the symptoms of C. diff infection? (fairview.org)
  • About 5 out of 10 of people with C. diff infection have no symptoms. (fairview.org)
  • Other pathogens that can cause similar symptoms rarely are Klebsiella oxytoca, Clostridium perfringens, and other enteric pathogens. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Health care facts and statistics, signs and symptoms, and causes, risk factors and complications of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are covered. (medialab.com)
  • Importantly, in a mouse infection model, lauric acid pretreatment reduced CDI symptoms and proinflammatory cytokine production. (frontiersin.org)
  • An FDA advisory committee recommended the approval of Merck's bezlotoxumab to prevent Clostridium difficile infection recurrence in patients 18 and older. (fdanews.com)
  • Professor Alistair Leanord, Consultant Microbiologist, University of Glasgow, commented, "We have seen large reductions in CDI in the UK over the last decade, however, there has been little change in the rates of recurrence and death as a result of Clostridium difficile infection. (presseportal.ch)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff. (familydoctor.org)
  • prior C. diff infection. (familydoctor.org)
  • Data from patients with C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years. (patientslikeme.com)
  • C. diff infection may also be called Clostridioides difficile infection. (fairview.org)
  • What causes C. diff infection? (fairview.org)
  • How is C. diff infection diagnosed? (fairview.org)
  • How is C. diff infection treated? (fairview.org)
  • In many cases, you will be given an antibiotic or other medicine or therapy directed at the C. diff infection. (fairview.org)
  • Or if you are at risk for another C. diff infection. (fairview.org)
  • This is done to stop the C diff infection from coming back. (fairview.org)
  • What are possible complications of C. diff infection? (fairview.org)
  • Healthcare workers should wear gloves and a gown when entering the room of someone with C. diff infection. (fairview.org)
  • Clostridium difficile ( C. diff ) is a major nosocomial problem. (cambridge.org)
  • C. diff ICD-9 codes closely approximate true C. diff infection, especially in symptomatic patients whose test results are available at the time of discharge, and can therefore be used as a reasonable alternative to microbiological data for tracking purposes. (cambridge.org)
  • Although doctors are working hard to control intestinal infections caused by the bug commonly (if not fondly) known as C. diff , the problem is rapidly becoming more common, more serious, and harder to treat. (harvard.edu)
  • Clostridium difficile (also known as C. diff ) is an organism that lives in the gut. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • In a related FDA approval and injectable gel has been approved that could be used in conjunction with the C Diff infections. (blogspot.com)
  • Clostridium difficile ("C-diff") is a gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium. (aast.org)
  • In the USA: Nearly half a million Americans suffer from Clostridium difficile (C. diff. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Antimicrobial therapy plays a central role in the pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), presumably through disruption of indigenous intestinal microflora, thereby allowing C. difficile to grow and produce toxin. (nih.gov)
  • An epidemic, toxin gene-variant strain of Clostridium difficile . (springer.com)
  • Evidence of Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin associated with multiple sclerosis. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Neutralizing anti-toxin antibodies were present during infection and positively correlated with the diagnosis limits. (plos.org)
  • Clostridioides difficile toxin B (TcdB) is an intracellular toxin responsible for many of the pathologies of C. difficile infection. (asm.org)
  • 11 However, infection with "virulent" strains of toxin producing C difficile can be asymptomatic implying that other factors, including the environment within the gut are important. (bmj.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is an opportunistic, gram-positive anaerobe whose pathogenicity is associated with the production of two exotoxins: toxin A (enterotoxin) and toxin B (cytotoxin) ( 42 ). (asm.org)
  • The antimicrobial susceptibility profile was also determined using agar dilutions according to CLSI guidelines.This patient's stool sample was positive for Clostridium difficile toxin and the enzyme glutamate dehydrogenase which were demonstrated using the Quick Check Complete® kit. (omicsonline.org)
  • 1997) Epidermal Growth Factor Attenuates Clostridium difficile Toxin A- and B-Induced Damage of Human Colonic Mucosa. (scirp.org)
  • Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium capable of colonizing the gastrointestinal tract of humans following disruption of the normal microbiota, typically from antibiotic therapy for an unrelated infection. (asm.org)
  • The Food and Drug Administration is convening a public hearing entitled, "Use of Fecal Microbiota for Transplantation (FMT) to Treat Clostridium difficile Infection Not Responsive to Standard Therapies. (fda.gov)
  • C. difficile infection (CDI) occurs most often in individuals who have had one or more antibiotic courses, which can suppress normal colonic microbiota. (managedcaremag.com)
  • C. difficile infections (CDI) are a consequence of antibiotic treatments that reduce the diversity of the intestinal microbiota ( 11 ). (asm.org)
  • A pan-Canadian team of researchers from the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program looked at data from 42-53 acute care hospitals over 7 years (2009-2015) to understand patterns of NAP1 strain and effect of infection on patient outcomes. (eurekalert.org)
  • Kidney transplant recipients (KTR) may be at increased risk for Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) but risk factors and outcomes in this population have not been well studied. (ovid.com)
  • Clostridium difficile infections may increase the risk of adverse outcomes, such as biopsy-proven acute rejection. (ovid.com)
  • Assessment of treatment patterns and patient outcomes before vs after implementation of a severity-based Clostridium difficile infection treatment policy. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Our primary aim is to identify variables that are predictive of poor outcomes in cirrhosis patients with C. difficile infection (CDI). (ovid.com)
  • Because use of any antimicrobial has the potential to induce the onset of CDI and disease caused by other health care-associated pathogens, antimicrobial stewardship programs that promote judicious use of antimicrobials are encouraged in concert with environmental and infection control-related efforts. (nih.gov)
  • Clostridium difficile infection and treatment in the pediatric inflammatory bowel disease population. (springer.com)
  • 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)
  • Children exposed to proton pump inhibitor therapy are at higher risk for the development of Clostridium difficile-associated disease. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Infection rates decreased 35.8% across Canada by 2015, although the number of younger patients with the disease increased. (eurekalert.org)
  • C. difficile infection is also associated with older age, recent hospitalization, multiple comorbidities, use of gastric acid blockers, inflammatory bowel disease, and immunosuppression. (aafp.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)
  • Summit is developing ridinilazole as a novel antimicrobial for Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI), formerly known as Clostridium difficile Infection, with the goal of achieving comparable cure rates to standard of care, but reducing rates of recurrent disease. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • It is disclosed herein that lower dose or shorter course of the antimicrobial treatment is sufficient to treat the disease and prevent recurrent disease by enabling a good immunologic response to infection, and perhaps also by better preserving normal flora, thus protecting against relapses or reinfection. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Other mechanisms that alter the 'normal flora' of the gut can also lead to development of Clostridium difficile disease (e.g. surgery or chemotherapy). (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • In recent years, many in the infectious disease community have seen an increase in the number of cases of people with a C. difficile infection," said Edward Cox, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Office of Antimicrobial Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (blogspot.com)
  • Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) - Pipeline Review, H2 2013', provides an overview of the indications therapeutic pipeline. (sbwire.com)
  • This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease), complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects. (sbwire.com)
  • It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease). (sbwire.com)
  • Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) - Pipeline Review, Half Year is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, Company/University websites, SEC filings, investor presentations and featured press releases from company/university sites and industry-specific third party sources, put together by team. (sbwire.com)
  • A review of the Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources. (sbwire.com)
  • Coverage of the Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) pipeline on the basis of route of administration and molecule type. (sbwire.com)
  • Identify and understand important and diverse types of therapeutics under development for Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease). (sbwire.com)
  • Devise corrective measures for pipeline projects by understanding Clostridium Difficile Infections (Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease) pipeline depth and focus of Indication therapeutics. (sbwire.com)
  • Causes for such disruption may include antibiotic overexposure and underlying disease [ 6 ].Clostridium difficile spores and vegetative cells are brought into the body via ingestion. (omicsonline.org)
  • Of those, about 15,000 deaths were estimated to be directly attributable to C. difficile infections making C. difficile a very important cause of infectious disease death in the United States. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Recent developments on the role of Clostridium difficile in inflammatory bowel disease. (ebscohost.com)
  • The article reports on a study published online which found the that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients who contract Clostridium difficile in the hospital are more likely to die in the hospital than hospital patients with IBD alone. (ebscohost.com)
  • It highlights the benefits of fecal transplantation to treat patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) associated with antibiotic-resistant Clostridium difficile infection. (ebscohost.com)
  • major reductions will require antibiotic stewardship along with infection control applied to nursing homes and ambulatory-care settings as well as hospitals. (cdc.gov)
  • Oregon started requiring hospitals to report C. difficile infections in January. (opb.org)
  • CDI is one of the most common infections found in hospitals and long-term care facilities. (tbrhsc.net)
  • Now, C. difficile has passed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections to become the most prevalent hospital-acquired infection in hospitals. (netce.com)
  • Lambert M L , Mertens K , Ramboer I , Delmée M , Suetens C . Nation-wide prospective surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections in hospitals in Belgium, July 2007-June 2008. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • We report here baseline data from the first year of compulsory surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in hospitals in Belgium. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • The objective was to determine whether mandatory public reporting by hospitals is associated with a reduction in hospital rates of Clostridium difficile infection. (ices.on.ca)
  • Hospitals in Washington state are working to eliminate hospital-acquired infections completely. (wahospitalquality.org)
  • Pathogenesis is usually implant seeding caused by bacteremia as a consequence of antecedent distant infections or medical/dental procedures. (nih.gov)
  • 8,9 Spores are typically spread via unclean surfaces, through contact with contaminated feces and/or dirty hands, and through failure to notify the receiving healthcare facility when patients with an existing CDI infection are transferred from another healthcare facility. (uspharmacist.com)
  • 7 These spores are ubiquitous, serving as a continuous source for infection through their tenacious adherence to fomites (i.e., bedding). (uspharmacist.com)
  • When a patient has Clostridium difficile the environment becomes contaminated with the spores. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • Seniors and people on antibiotic treatment are most vulnerable to infection. (eurekalert.org)
  • Reported is the first case of late implant infection, after extensive dental treatment, caused by Clostridium perfringens, an anaerobic pathogen commonly present in the human gastrointestinal tract. (nih.gov)
  • Hospital-acquired (or hospital-associated) infections are infections that patients can get while admitted to the hospital for treatment. (tbrhsc.net)
  • C. difficile infection treatment options, including unregulated fecal microbial transplants, remain poor. (businesswire.com)
  • Clostridium difficile infection can recur after a course of treatment, and different regimens may be used to treat recurrent infection. (aast.org)
  • Clostridium diffi cile infection in children: characteristics and treatment - a single-center study from Romania', Paediatria Croatica , 61(2), pp. 65-69. (srce.hr)
  • and two of these guidelines also did not recommend use of probiotics for treatment of C. difficile infection. (cadth.ca)
  • In this report, the global Clostridium Difficile Infection Treatment market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022. (researchmoz.us)
  • C. difficile infection incurs costly treatment, patient isolation and longer hospital stays. (biomerieux-diagnostics.com)
  • When doctors told his wife Belva that Munro had died because of massive intravascular hemolysis and a liver abscess caused by a Clostridium perfringens infection, she couldn't understand how it had happened. (foodsafetynews.com)
  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Clostridium perfringens infection. (nih.gov)
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Clostridium perfringens infection. (nih.gov)
  • The anaerobic spore-forming bacillus, Clostridium difficile (C difficile), has emerged as a serious infection over the past decade, more than doubling in incidence in North American medical centers. (ebscohost.com)
  • Cannabis was associated with a decreased risk of Clostridioides difficile Infection amongst hospitalized patients. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Type 3 Immunity during Clostridioides difficile Infection: Too Much of a Good Thing? (asm.org)
  • Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) has become one of the most common HAIs. (rochester.edu)
  • Ridinilazole (previously known as SMT19969) is an investigational small molecule antibiotic being evaluated for oral administration to treat Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). (wikipedia.org)
  • Economic healthcare costs of Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review. (springer.com)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • In the United States, CDI is the most common healthcare-associated infection and elderly hospitalized patients are especially prone. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • C lostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection. (uspharmacist.com)
  • 7 The 2013 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report found a 10% decrease in CDI between 2011 and 2013. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Hospital-onset, healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have increased in frequency over the past decade. (netce.com)
  • Objective To evaluate the impact of the Cleanyourhands campaign on rates of hospital procurement of alcohol hand rub and soap, report trends in selected healthcare associated infections, and investigate the association between infections and procurement. (bmj.com)
  • Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are estimated to occur in 1.7 million patients in the US, leading to 99,000 deaths and resulting in additional cost of $28 to 33 billion. (rochester.edu)
  • Background - High-quality cost estimates for hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are vital evidence for healthcare policy and decision-making. (ices.on.ca)
  • Clostridium difficile infections are not only the most common cause of healthcare-acquired infections in the United States but also very common in the community in younger patients who previously were thought to be less susceptible to C. difficile. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and healthcare-related infection in the developed world. (healthcanal.com)
  • Clostridium difficile, a major cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAI), is classified as an " urgent threat " in the CDC's latest report on Antibiotic Resistance Threats¹. (biomerieux-diagnostics.com)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhoea, is associated with increased patient mortality and healthcare costs. (elsevier.es)
  • We now have a clearer understanding of the national burden of CDI in terms of recurrences, deaths, cost to the healthcare service and the increasing importance of community acquisition of infection. (presseportal.ch)
  • Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that is transmitted from person to person by the fecal-oral route. (aafp.org)
  • In response to recent reports of unexplained deaths in injecting drug users, the autopsy specimen from the left thigh lesion was recultured and yielded an anaerobe that was identified by the Anaerobic Reference Laboratory in Cardiff as Clostridium novyi type A. (bmj.com)
  • Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobic human gastrointestinal pathogen. (frontiersin.org)
  • A prospective, case-control study was performed in which enteric protein loss and nutritional status were measured in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic infections due to Clostridium difficile. (uptodate.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)
  • Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized children is associated with an economic burden similar to adult estimates. (cambridge.org)
  • The burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is profound and growing. (dovepress.com)
  • Conclusions - Public reporting of hospital C. difficile rates was associated with a substantial reduction in the population burden of this infection. (ices.on.ca)
  • 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)
  • In the United States, nosocomial infections affect over 4 million patients annually ( 9 , 22 ). (asm.org)
  • Aside from the morbidity and mortality rates associated with nosocomial infections, there is also a significant financial drain on the health care system. (asm.org)
  • However if the patient is asymptomatic (e.g. has no diarrhoea) they are not an infection risk to others. (kingstonhospital.nhs.uk)
  • Circumstantial evidence suggests that toxemia may occur in patients with C . difficile infection (CDI), but positive diagnosis is extremely rare. (plos.org)
  • Fixed-effects logistic regression was used to estimate the risk of diagnosis with C. difficile infection following a flood. (mdpi.com)
  • For the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), microbiological testing is almost always accomplished through the analysis of stool specimens. (asm.org)
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) might result in overdiagnosis. (springer.com)
  • Cheng JW, Xiao M, Kudinha T et al (2015) The role of glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) testing assay in the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections: a high sensitive screening test and an essential step in the proposed laboratory diagnosis workflow for developing countries like China. (springer.com)
  • Resta-Lenert, R. and Barret, K.E. (2003) Live Probiotics Protect Intestinal Epithelial Cells from the Effects of Infection with Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC). (scirp.org)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients [ 1 ]. (plos.org)
  • Rapid diagnostic tests and improved treatments are needed to reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with this devastating infection. (nih.gov)
  • considerable morbidity and mortality is associated with the infection. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Hospital-onset CDIs were prevented through an emphasis on infection control. (cdc.gov)
  • A prospective cohort study on hospital mortality due to Clostridium difficile infection. (springer.com)
  • CDC officials say recent efforts by the health care industry have reduced most hospital-associated infections. (opb.org)
  • This indicator shows the rate of newly diagnosed hospital-assosiated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (tbrhsc.net)
  • or that the infection was present at the time of admission but was related to a previous admission to the hospital within the last four weeks. (tbrhsc.net)
  • A distressing number of patients acquire infections while they are in the hospital. (harvard.edu)
  • 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)
  • CDI is one of the most common hospital acquired infections and is responsible for more than 7000 deaths annually in the USA alone. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Associations between procurement and infection rates assessed by mixed effect Poisson regression model (which also accounted for effect of bed occupancy, hospital type, and timing of other national interventions targeting these infections). (bmj.com)
  • The Rochester Patient Safety Collaborative (RPSC) consists of hospital epidemiologists and experienced Infection Preventionists (IPs) led by CDSP staff. (rochester.edu)
  • Around 1% of all patients admitted to the hospital will get a Clostridium difficile infection. (aast.org)
  • The environment ( 28 , 36 ), cross-infection between patients ( 11 , 23 ), and carriage by hospital employees have all been cited as plausible sources of infection. (asm.org)
  • Reporting of hospital-acquired infection rates has been introduced in multiple health care systems, but its relationship to infection rates has been understudied. (ices.on.ca)
  • In the pre-intervention period there were 33,634 cases of C. difficile infection during 39,221,113 hospital days, with rates increasing from 7.01 per 10,000 patient-days in 2002 to 10.79 in 2007. (ices.on.ca)
  • 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)
  • Strong associations have been established between these spontaneous forms of infection and colonic malignancy (especially in the cecum) ( 5 ), acute leukemia or cyclical neutropenia (with the development of neutropenic enterocolitis) ( 6 , 7 ), and diabetes. (cdc.gov)