Tag: Clostridium difficile

Anti-depressant link to Clostridium difficile infection

Contact: Hilary Glover hilary.glover@biomedcentral.com 44-020-319-22370 BioMed Central Certain types of anti-depressants have been linked to an increase in the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) finds a study in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine. Awareness of this link should improve identification and early treatment of CDI. […]

Fecal microbiota transplantation cures gastrointestinal diseases: 90% cure rate

Contact: Aimee Frank media@gastro.org 301-941-2620 American Gastroenterological Association Stool transplants highly efficient for Clostridium difficile infections and other gastrointestinal conditions — 2nd World Summit ‘Gut Microbiota For Health’ held in Madrid (26 February 2013) Clostridium difficile infections have developed into a virtual pandemic over the past two decades. […]

Commentary warns of unexpected consequences of proton pump inhibitor (Antacids) use in reflux disease : Multiple Serious Side effects

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jessica Mikulski newsroom@entnet.org 703-535-3762 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Alexandria, VA – Despite being highly effective and beneficial for many patients, unexpected consequences are emerging in patients who are prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for reflux diseases. Physicians […]

Researchers develop cocktail of bacteria that eradicates Clostridium difficile infection ( 100%!!! )

Contact: Aileen Sheehy press.office@sanger.ac.uk 0044-012-234-96928 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute C’est difficile In a new study out today, researchers used mice to identify a combination six naturally occurring bacteria that eradicate a highly contagious form of Clostridium difficile, an infectious bacterium associated with many hospital deaths. Three of the […]