Doctors create ‘poop pills’ that transfer feces from healthy people into guts of patients with infections
“Doctors have found a way of putting healthy people’s poop into pills to cure serious gut infections – a less invasive way of carrying out ‘fecal transplants’.”
Researcher: The rate of Clostridium difficile infections in U.S. hospitals nearly doubled in the decade between 2001 and 2010
The Dexter family shares their story of losing the “matriarch” of their family to a ravaging C.diff infection.
NEJM study suggests that community acquired c. difficile comes from health care settings.
Fecal transplants have been successful in the treatment of the antibiotic resistant bacteria C-difficile. Should the FDA be regulating this as a biologic?
New study published in the May issue of American Journal of Infection Control finds testing patients with 3 risk factors when they’re admitted could help hospitals reduce spread of C.diff infection.
Hospital infections leave a lasting impact on the individuals and families who had to experience them. For Mary Brennan-Taylor, hospital infections took the life of her mother, Alice Brennan, who passed away in 2009 after entering the hospital for pain and swelling in her leg.
Medical recalls can indicate potential risk of serious injury or death to patients, but they often go unnoticed.
It only takes three things for a hospital superbug to infect a patient. Should you be concerned?
Soon it will be easier for you to find out how well your hospital prevents certain infections. As part of the new health care reform law, the Department of Health and Human Services will require hospitals to publicly disclose several types of dangerous hospital infections.