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C. difficile

Statistic on safety of medical scopes ‘inaccurate, outdated,’ researchers say

“For decades, doctors reassured patients about the safety of medical scopes with a single statistic. But the statistic is 22 years old. And even then it was wrong.”

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Dr. Kevin Kavanagh says hospitals should act as Ky. falls on key infection ranking

“Until recently, Kentucky had one of the highest rates of staph bloodstream infections in the nation. New data from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Healthcare Safety Network show that our MRSA bloodstream infection rate has worsened.”

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Consumers Union Statement on CDC C. difficile Study

Consumers Union Statement on CDC C. difficile Study For Release:  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5pm Contact: Lisa McGiffert, lmcgiffert@consumer.org or 512-477-4431, ext 7509 or Suzanne Henry, shenry@consumer.org or 512-477-4431 ext 7511   CDC Study highlights the dangers of C. difficile infections A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides important information about C. difficile, the Continue Reading

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CDC Study highlights the dangers of C. difficile infections

Safe Patient Project is available for interviews on the subject also collect stories from patients who have experiences with C. difficile infections.

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Study Shows Healthcare Workers’ Hands Contaminated with C. difficile After Routine Care

“A new study finds nearly 1 in 4 healthcare workers’ hands were contaminated with Clostridium difficile spores after routine care of patients infected with the bacteria. “

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