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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The most commonly reported AEs with ZERBAXA were abnormal liver function tests, Clostridium difficile colitis and diarrhea.
Clostridium difficile colitis: an efficient clinical approach to diagnosis.
"That clearly causes both antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile colitis. The bigger question is, is it possible that intestinal dysbiosis is related to a whole bunch of other systemic diseases?
Several studies have shown long-term side effects with PPI use, including risk of clostridium difficile colitis and dementia; although the evidence is still controversial, the overuse of proton pump inhibitor has been proven by multiple studies.
Bakken, "Recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis: Case series involving 18 patients treated with donor stool administered via a nasogastric tube," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
Simon, "Clostridium difficile Colitis Associated With Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome," American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol.
The ICPP at AUBMC has focused on protecting patients and health care workers from health care-associated infections, including ventilator associated pneumonias, central line associated bloodstream infections, catheter associated urinary tract infections, clostridium difficile colitis, and surgical site infections".
I am guilty of having provided this, along with warnings that we could make matters worse by giving them Clostridium difficile colitis.
Inappropriate antibiotic use and the development of Clostridium difficile colitis. W V Med J.
Markelov, "Current status of surgical treatment for fulminant clostridium difficile colitis," World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol.
Although Clostridium difficile colitis and appendicitis are each very common independently, C.

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