Clostridium Difficile

Common Name(s)

Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile colitis, also known as c. diff, is a type of bacterial infection that may affect the colon. The colon is the last portion of the gastrointestinal tract, which helps digest food and form stool. Clostridium difficile colitis can cause bloating, severe diarrhea, and abdominal pain. It is commonly related to overuse of antibiotics in older or hospitalized people. Physicians can diagnose clostridium difficile colitis by testing the stool for the bacteria or the toxins that it creates. Clostridium difficile colitis is treated with specific antibiotics to kill the bacteria, and other antibiotics are often stopped. Other newer treatments include probiotics and fecal transplants.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Clostridium Difficile" returned 1789 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis.
 

Author(s): Nitsan Maharshak, Idan Barzilay, Hasya Zinger, Keren Hod, Iris Dotan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9772.

 

To evaluate the frequency, possible risk factors, and outcome of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.There has been an upsurge of CDI in patients with IBD who has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Various risk factors ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Economic evaluation of interventions designed to reduce Clostridium difficile infection.
 

Author(s): David Brain, Laith Yakob, Adrian Barnett, Thomas Riley, Archie Clements, Kate Halton, Nicholas Graves

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Healthcare decision-makers are increasingly expected to balance increasing demand for health services with a finite budget. The role of economic evaluation in healthcare is increasing and this research provides decision-makers with new information about the management of Clostridium ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ribotype 078 Clostridium difficile infection incidence in Dutch hospitals is not associated with provincial pig farming: Results from a national sentinel surveillance, 2009-2015.
 

Author(s): Sofie M van Dorp, Sabine C de Greeff, CĂ©line Harmanus, Ingrid M J G Sanders, Olaf M Dekkers, Cornelis W Knetsch, Greetje A Kampinga, Daan W Notermans, Ed J Kuijper

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It has been suggested that the high incidence of ribotype 078 Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in the Netherlands is related to pig farming.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Clostridium Difficile" returned 229 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clostridium difficile infection in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: first isolation and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Elaine Cheong, Tamalee Roberts, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Thomas V Riley, Paul N Newton, David A B Dance

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Current knowledge of the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Asia, and in particular the Greater Mekong Subregion, is very limited. Only a few studies from Thailand and Vietnam have been reported from the region with variable testing methods and results, and no studies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clostridium difficile infection in low- and middle-human development index countries: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Joseph D Forrester, Lawrence Z Cai, Chenesa Mbanje, Tanya N Rinderknecht, Sherry M Wren

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2017 10;22(10):1223-1232.

 

To describe the impact and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in low- and middle-human development index (LMHDI) countries.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The emergence of Clostridium difficile infection in Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence and impact.
 

Author(s): Nienke Z Borren, Shadi Ghadermarzi, Susan Hutfless, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common healthcare associated infection and is highly prevalent in Europe and North America. Limited data is available on the prevalence of CDI in Asia. However, secular increases in prevalence of risk factors for CDI suggest that it ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevention of Clostridium Difficile Infections Using Lactobacillus Plantarum 299v Strain
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Clostridium Difficile

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2017

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IMT for Primary Clostridium Difficile Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Clostridium Difficile Infection

 

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2018

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Last Updated: 2 Aug 2016

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