C. difficile outbreaks in Gatineau, Sautt Ste. Marie
- NAP1 C. difficile may be emerging in the community and in younger populations. Volansky, Rob // Infectious Disease News;Dec2009, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p31
The article discusses research on the possible emergence of the NAP1 strain of Clostridium difficile in the community and in individuals who are approximately 20 years younger, according to data presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of Americas meeting held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
- Decrease in Nosocomial Clostridium difficile--associated Diarrhea by Restricting Clindamycin Use. Pear, Suzanne M.; Williamson, Theresa H.; Bettin, Kristine M.; Gerding, Dale N.; Galgiani, John N. // Annals of Internal Medicine;2/15/94, Vol. 120 Issue 4, p272
Objective: To report the investigation and effective control of a nosocomial epidemic of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Design: Concurrent surveillance for identification of new nosocomial cases, retrospective case-control analysis, and hospital formulary control of antibiotic use....
- Superbug Surpasses MRSA In Hospitals. // Review of Optometry;4/15/2010, Vol. 147 Issue 4, p4
The article reports that the clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections are growing in hospitals the U.S.
- Report provides one-stop shop for strategies to help prevent HAIs. // Health Facilities Management;Jul2014, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p7
The article discusses the development of practical strategies for the prevention of Clostridium difficile and other health care-associated infections (HAIs), that includes a recommendation for creation of multidisciplinary approach enlisting hospital personnel as HAI prevention is a team effort.
- The effects of storage conditions on viability of Clostridium difficile vegetative cells and spores and toxin activity in human faeces. Freeman, J.; Wilcox, M.H. // Journal of Clinical Pathology;Feb2003, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p126
Aims: Clostridium difficile is a common nosocomial pathogen and as such diagnostic and research methods may necessitate storage of faecal specimens for long periods, followed by subsequent re-examination. This study investigated the effects of storage conditions upon the viability of this...
- The Role of Physical Proximity in Nosocomial Diarrhea. Chang, Victor R.; Nelson, Kenrad // Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2000, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p717
Examines the role of physical proximity as a risk factor for the nosocomial acquisition of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) and of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) in patients admitted to a community hospital in Baltimore, Maryland from March to August 1987. Nosocomial...
- Clostridium difficile infections in China. Jin, Ke; Wang, Shixia; Huang, Zuhu; Lu, Shan // Journal of Biomedical Research;Nov2010, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p411
Abstract: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection has become one of the major hospital-associated infections in Western countries in the last two decades. However, there is limited information on the status of C. difficile infection in Chinese healthcare settings. Given the large and...
- Speaking out for patients. D. R. R. // British Columbia Medical Journal;May2012, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p165
The author reflects on the issue of Clostridium difficile infection in British Columbia hospitals. According to the author, there was a lack of action on the issue in spite of high infection rates. He describes the action taken by a group of Burnaby physicians on the issue. He emphasizes a need...
- PPI use linked to nosocomial C. difficile infection. // Infectious Disease News;Oct2013, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p34
The article discusses a study published in a 2013 issue of the periodical "Mayo Clinic Proceedings" that examined the link between therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and higher risk for Clostridium difficile infection while hospitalized.