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 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.
Relatively poor outcome after treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis with metronidazole," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
Clostridium difficile colitis in patients after kidney and pancreas-kidney transplantation.
similar geographic variations of mortality and hospitalization associated with IBD and Clostridium difficile colitis.
CASE FACTS: Pamela Winter was admitted to JFK Medical Center on October 30, 2005, while suffering from clostridium difficile colitis.
The long-term outcome of treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis.
BOSTON -- Single-dose intravenous immunoglobulin may be an effective adjunctive therapy for patients with severe, recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis that is refractory to standard treatment.
Increasing risk of relapse after treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis in Quebec, Canada.

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