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September 3, 2014

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Healthcare
associated Infections (HAIs) Clostridium difficile Infection

Healthcare
associated Infections (HAIs) Clinicians

Medscape
multispecialty: CDC Commentary: Testing for Clostridium
difficile Infection

Safe
Healthcare-Using fecal transplant to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile
infections (CDI)

GI surgery expert site
A novel approach to generate a recombinant toxoid vaccine against Clostridium difficile

Probiotics
for the prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults and
children

Effect
of biotherapeutics on antitoxin IgG in experimentally induced Clostridium
difficile infection.

Pathogens

Handwashing
Clean Hands Saves Lives

Health
Facilities Management Breaking the chain

CDC: Get Smart for Healthcare

Healthcare
associated Infections (HAIs) Facilities/Settings

Web MD
Digestive Disorders Health CenterC. diff Directory

Diseases and Conditions C. Difficile infection

FAQ
about Clostridium difficult for Healthcare Providers

CDC
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work

Wikipedia
Pseudomembranous collitis

John
Hopkins Medicine Toxic Megacolon

Healthline
Gastrointestinal Perforation

Slideshow:
What is Sepsis? Symptoms, Treatment, and More

The Fecal Transplant Foundation

Infectious
Disease Control Antibiotic Resistance specific to C-diff

Impact
of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs on Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
infections

Strategies
to Prevent Clostridium difficile
Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Clinical
Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile
Infection in Adults: 2010 Update by the Society for Healthcare
Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases
Society of America (IDSA)

Media Contact

Chris Wilson
The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
(972) 719-4900
chrisw@dfwhc.org

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About c-diff

C-diff infections are linked to more than 20,000 American deaths every year. It is estimated that 1 in 5 North Texans could be a carrier of the C-diff germ.  Find out what you can do to help stop the spread of this dangerous infection.