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AAP issues C. diff guidelines

Increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile in hospitalized children prompts American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on screening and treatment.
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FDA approves new test for intestinal superbug

A new test is available that can rapidly detect Clostridium difficile and the presence of toxin B gene, a strain of bacteria that causes diarrhea, colitis and in some cases, severe intestinal conditions that can result in death.
Infectious Diseases Information Center

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Vancomycin for Recurrent C difficile

The combination of vancomycin and fecal microbiota transplantation was found to be superior to fidaxomicin or vancomycin in the treatment of patients with recurrent Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI), according to a study published in Gastroenterology. This randomized, single-center trial was designed to compare the efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation with that of fidaxomicin…
AANP 2011 Conference

Probiotics may ease C. difficile-associated diarrhea symptoms

Clinicians may want to consider probiotics as an alternative therapy to ease symptoms or even prevent difficult-to-treat Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, according to a researcher at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 26th Annual NP meeting.

Probiotics don’t stop diarrhea

Probiotic supplements do not appear to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) or diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile in elderly patients.
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Bactericide fights C. difficile infection

Fidaxomicin was noninferior to vancomycin among adults with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in two randomized, double blind trials.
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