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 1749 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Accuracy of Xpert Clostridium difficile assay for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection: A meta analysis.
 

Author(s): Yuanyuan Bai, Xiaorong Sun, Yan Jin, Yueling Wang, Juan Li

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There is an urgent need for rapid and accurate microbiological diagnostic assay for detection of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert Clostridium difficile assay (Xpert CD) for the diagnosis of CDI.

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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Molecular, microbiological and clinical characterization of Clostridium difficile isolates from tertiary care hospitals in Colombia.
 

Author(s): Clara Lina Salazar, Catalina Reyes, Santiago Atehortua, Patricia Sierra, Margarita María Correa, Daniel Paredes-Sabja, Emma Best, Warren N Fawley, Mark Wilcox, Ángel González

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In Colombia, the epidemiology and circulating genotypes of Clostridium difficile have not yet been described. Therefore, we molecularly characterized clinical isolates of C.difficile from patients with suspicion of C.difficile infection (CDI) in three tertiary care hospitals. C.difficile ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2017

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The terms "Clostridium Difficile" returned 223 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 Oct;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: 10 Aug 2017

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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: 2 May 2017

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Fecal microbiota transplantation - methods of treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections and other diseases.
 

Author(s): Klaudia Juszczuk, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Agnieszka Mikucka, Eugenia Gospodarek

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Clostridium difficile is a serious epidemiological problem and particularly dangerous microorganism causing hospital infections. Currently, the treatment of C. difficile infections is the use of metronidazole or vancomycin. However, in some patients, recurrent infection difficult ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2017

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IMT for Primary Clostridium Difficile Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Clostridium Difficile Infection

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2015

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Last Updated: 2 Aug 2016

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