Clostridium difficile

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Clostridium difficile

(dɪˈfɪsɪli; ˌdɪfɪˈsiːl)
n
(Pathology) a faecal organism endemic in hospitals and responsible for the majority of hospital-acquired cases of diarrhoea in elderly patients. Sometimes shortened to: C.difficile or C.diff
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In her report to this week's meeting, however, Mrs Gill Harris, executive director of nursing and midwifery, says that while there has been a 25% drop in the number of c-diff cases and 9% in the number of MRSA cases, the Board has still failed to meet targets for 2016-17.
SAB is developing products for several targets including seasonal influenza, mycoplasma, C-Diff, Zika and Ebola.
Including and incorporating formulary restrictions, assessing appropriate antibiotic use for pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, UTI, C-diff, etc.
There had been an outbreak of c-diff, and the use of chlorine disinfectant went through the roof.
For those who don't, they include, in rapid succession, a broken romance, a debilitating digestive tract disorder called C-diff, the sudden, violent death of her mother and breast cancer leading to a double mastectomy.
The NFID Clinical Update emphasizes the urgent need for prevention steps to reduce the growing burden of C-diff infection in the population.
Realistically it may be a year or even two before Alice, who has recovered from the C-diff infection she had, would be able to go home - and Lisa still hasn't been given a definitive answer on whether she ever will be.
She has fought off infections including C-Diff, three bouts of Rhino virus and Rota Virus twice.
Hospital-acquired infections are a very real issue and we feel that we should be taking every opportunity to kill multi-drug resistant organisms such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and C-diff (which can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon),'' he said in an email.
The figures show 91 did not hit the target for lowering levels of C-diff.
proven your ability of identifying C-diff at a distance, using only your nose.
99% of bacteria, viruses and fungi, including, but not limited to, MRSA, VRE, Norovirus and C-Diff.