C.diff


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C.diff

or

C.difficile

n
(Pathology) short for Clostridium difficile
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Tracey Cooper, of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's infection control department, said that, since Mrs Pritchard's death, cases of C.diff have "significantly" reduced.
A NEW antibiotic could potentially prevent hundreds of C.diff deaths in UK hospitals each year, research has shown.
A team from the University of Leeds, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford University, mapped all cases of Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in Oxfordshire over a three-year period (2008 to 2011).
Use of probiotics can significantly reduce the risk of diarrhea associated with Clostridium-difficile (C.diff) infections, suggests a study published Dec.
Sue Smith, director of nursing, patient safety and quality at the trust, said a "task and finish group" had undertaken a number of actions to reduce rates of C.Diff and by the last quarter of the financial year, the rates had reduced to below that quarter's target.
A NEW antibiotic that combats deadly superbug C.diff could be saving thousands of lives by the end of the year.
NEW DRUG TO COMBAT C.DIFF. INFECTION; UP TO 3 MILLION CASES ANNUALLY IN THE U.S.
Figures published by the National Public Health Service for Wales show there were 3,072 cases of C.diff, as the bug is known, in patients over 65 between July 2007 and June 2008.
A MIDLAND hospital trust treating Britain's war-wounded soldiers has the country's worst record for C.diff infections among the young and the old.
In the same period (April to June 2007), 467 cases of c.diff were found compared with 377 for the same period the year before.
But now, thanks to scientists based in Wales, the humble sheep may soon save humans from the much feared antibiotic-defying superbug Clostridium difficile (C.diff).
London, March 26 ( ANI ): A new antibiotic that combats deadly superbug C.diff could save thousands of lives when it is made available on the NHS later this year, say researchers.