- Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea: Epidemiological Data from Western Australia Associated with a Modified Antibiotic Policy. Thomas, Claudia; Stevenson, Mark; Williamson, D. James; Riley, Thomas V. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/15/2002, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p1457
The incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) has increased dramatically in hospitals worldwide during the past 2 decades. In Western Australia, this increase was most obvious during the 1980s, when there was also an increase in the use of third-generation cephalosporin...
- Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis: Case Series Involving 18 Patients Treated with Donor Stool Administered via a Nasogastric Tube. Aas, Johannes; Gessert, Charles E.; Bakken, Johan S. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/1/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p580
Clostridium difficile--associated diarrhea and colitis have emerged as major complications associated with use of systemic antimicrobials. In this study, the medical records for 18 subjects who received donor stool by nasogastric tube for recurrent C. difficile infection during a 9-year period...
- Persistence of an Endemic (Toxigenic) Isolate of Clostridium difficile in the Environment of a General Medicine Ward. Cohen, Stuart H.; Tang, Yajarayma J.; Rahmani, Darush; Silva Jr., Joseph // Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p952
Investigates the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) to determine the strain identity of C. difficile isolates. Background on CDAD; Discovery of two predominant toxigenic clones of C. difficile; Role of environment and cross- transmission in the acquisition of CDAD.
- Cloudy peritoneal effluent and diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile. Ribés-Cruz, José J.; González-Rico, Miguel; Juan-García, Isabel; Puchades-Montesa, M. Jesús; Torregrosa-Maicas, Isidro; Ramos-Tomás, Carmela; Solís-Salguero, Miguel A.; Tomás-Simó, Patricia; Tejedor-Alonos, Sandra; Zambrano-Esteves, Patricia; Miguel-Carrasco, Alfonso // Nefrologia;2014, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p130
A letter to the editor is presented commenting on diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile.
- Editorial Commentary: The Role of Gut Inflammation in Recurrent Clostridium difficile—Associated Disease. Yacyshyn, Mary Beth; Yacyshyn, Bruce // Clinical Infectious Diseases;Jun2013, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p1722
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses the article about the role of cellular inflammatory components in persistent diarrhea in Clostridium difficile infection.
- Clostridium difficile in association with sporadic diarrhoea. Brettle, R.P.; Poxton, I.R.; Murdoch, J. McC.; Brown, R.; Byrne, Marie D.; Collee, J.G. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);1/23/1982, Vol. 284 Issue 6311, p230
Investigates the association of Clostridium (Cl) difficile with sporadic diarrhea. Assessment of patients with severe or moderately severe gastrointestinal illness; Detection of Cl difficile cytotoxin in feces; Administration of vancomycin.
- Decision rule for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile colitis. Huffman, Grace Brooke // American Family Physician;6/1/1997, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p2819
Presents a summary of the article `Predicting Clostridium difficile Stool Cytotoxin Results in Hospitalized Patients With Diarrhea,' by D.A. Katz, et al from the `Journal of General Internal Medicine' dated 1997. Patients that are likely to be affected by colitis; Scope of the study; Symptoms...
- Laboratory diagnosis of toxigenic Clostridium difficile by polymerase chain reaction: presence of toxin genes and their stable expression in toxigenic isolates from Japanese individuals. Karasawa, Tadahiro; Nojiri, Takashi; Hayashi, Yasuhiro; Maegawa, Tsuneo; Yamakawa, Kiyotaka; Wang, Xing Min; Nakamura, Shinichi // Journal of Gastroenterology;1999, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p41
Abstract: Clostridium difficile causes pseudomembranous colitis and antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The definitive diagnosis of C. difficile infection is finally accomplished by the isolation of toxigenic C. difficile. However, only a small number of Japanese clinical laboratories are able to...
- A menace moves into the community. Lowen, Trout // Minnesota Medicine;Aug2012, Vol. 95 Issue 8, p8
The article discusses Clostridium difficile ( C. difficile) infection which shows sharp increase in younger patients with no history of hospitalization or antibiotic use by Mayo Clinic researchers. It informs that C. difficile is the primary cause of antibiotic-associated infectious diarrhea. It...