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Clostridium difficile

New Test Finds C difficile as Effective as Anaerobic Lab

Medscape - ‎16 hours ago‎
ATLANTA - A test for Clostridium difficile has been developed that only requires a 49-cent tube and common lab materials, and results are comparable to those with traditional testing, researchers reported here at the Society for Healthcare ...

C. difficile Superbugs in Meat is on the Rise

Care2.com - ‎22 hours ago‎
Clostridium difficile is one of our most urgent bacterial threats, sickening a quarter million Americans every year and killing thousands at the cost of a billion dollars a year, and it's on the rise.

C difficile-Related Reactive Arthritis Misdiagnosed in Kids

Medscape - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Only 35% of cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)-associated reactive arthritis in children were correctly diagnosed, a multicenter cohort and nested case-control study has found.

Ramizol®: A new treatment for Clostridium difficile associated disease Boulos and Cooper Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The new antibiotic has low frequency of resistance and shows promise as a monotherapy for the treatment of Clostridium difficile associated disease. Dr Boulos stated "we are very excited about these results given the unforgiving nature of Clostridium ...

C. difficile-associated reactive arthritis underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed among children

Healio - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“While the condition is documented in the published literature, the epidemiology of [Clostridium difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis (CDIAReA)] is poorly understood, both in adult and pediatric populations,” Daniel B. Horton, MD, MSCE, of ...
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Probiotics reduce C. difficile infection risk in hospitalized patients taking antibiotics

Healio - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The use of probiotics significantly reduced the risk for Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized patients who already were assigned antibiotics, according to data presented at Digestive Disease Week 2016.

Ramizol drug shows promise in treatment of Clostridium difficile infections

News-Medical.net - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The new antibiotic has low frequency of resistance and shows promise as a monotherapy for the treatment of Clostridium difficile associated disease. Dr Boulos stated "we are very excited about these results given the unforgiving nature of Clostridium ...

HAI Prevalence Increased in Major Canadian Hospitals Due to C. difficile and Urinary Tract Infection

Infection Control Today - ‎May 25, 2016‎
According to Taylor, et al. (2016), in 2009, 9,953 acute care inpatients were surveyed; 1,234 infections (124/1000) were found, compared to 111/1000 in 2002, (p < 0.0001).

MODIFY: Bezlotoxumab prevents recurrent C. difficile infection in high-risk patients

Healio - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“[Bezlotoxumab] has been evaluated together with its partner, [actoxumab], which is an anti-A monoclonal antibody given to patients with Clostridium difficile infection in an attempt to prevent recurrences. It's given as ... a single IV infusion and ...
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Swallowing human faeces will cure disease, NHS says

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 19, 2016‎
"Clostridium difficile is a disease people still underestimate," Dr Porter told The Times. "It has a huge impact.

Global Clostridium difficile Infections (Clostridium difficile Associated Disease) Therapeutics Pipeline Report 2016 ...

Business Wire (press release) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
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, ...

Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile Infection-Associated Reactive Arthritis in Children: An Underdiagnosed ...

DG News - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Importance The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection has increased among children. The epidemiology of pediatric C difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis is poorly understood. Objective To characterize the incidence, recognition, and ...

Antibiotics after FMT increase long-term C. difficile recurrence rate

Healio - ‎May 22, 2016‎
SAN DIEGO - Patients who receive non-Clostridium difficile infection antibiotics after successful fecal microbiota transplantation therapy have a threefold increased rate of long-term CDI recurrence, according to data presented at DDW 2016.

VIDEO: Bile salts predict recurrent C. difficile infection

Healio - ‎May 21, 2016‎
SAN DIEGO - In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, from the Crohn's and Colitis Center and Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses her presentation on the potential of the secondary bile acid ...

Meta-Analysis: Probiotics Do Prevent C. Diff Infection

MedPage Today - ‎May 26, 2016‎
SAN DIEGO -- The use of probiotics was effective in preventing Clostridium difficile infection among high-risk hospitalized adults, a systematic review and meta-analysis found.

Fecal microbial transplants reduce antibiotic-resistant genes in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

Medical Xpress - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Clostridium difficile is a very common type of infection to which all of us are potentially exposed. However, some people find it harder to heal and traditional antibiotic treatments do not seem to have good results for everybody.

Appili Therapeutics Inc. receives more than $3M in funding for C. difficile antibiotic

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎May 25, 2016‎
CEO Kevin Sullivan said the company will use the new investment to create a taste-masked, liquid treatment for C. difficile. The spore-forming bacterial infection is causing a big problem for people with weakened immune systems, including youth and ...
Appili Raises $3.2M in Seed Round

Global Clostridium difficile Partnering 2010 to 2016

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
NEW YORK, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Therapy Partnering Terms and Agreements since 2010 report provides understanding and access to partnering deals and agreements entered into by the world's leading healthcare companies.

Global Clostridium difficile Infections (Clostridium difficile Associated Disease) Drugs and Companies Pipeline ...

NewsMaker (press release) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Clostridium difficile Infections (Clostridium difficile Associated Disease), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA ...

NHS Highland misses key infection targets

Press and Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Targets for controlling cases of Clostridium difficile (C.diff) and Staphylococcus aureus were missed between October and December last year, the health board will here next week.
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