C. diff: Clostridium difficile
by Ellen Pendleton

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Clostridium difficile Infection and Fecal Microbiota Transplant
Fecal microbiota transplant is a novel approach to this complex problem, with an efficacy rate of nearly 90% in the setting of multiple recurrent CDI.

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk for MRSA and C.diff

Growing Antibiotic Use Leading to Drug-resistant Superbugs

Success: From Rock Bottom With Ulcerative Colitis to Pain-Free in One Year on a Plant-Based Diet

Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet 101

Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient with Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

Intravenous viruses are used to target deadly bacterium; dramatic case suggests potential alternative to failing antibiotics

April 25, 2017
“To our knowledge, he is the first patient in the United States with an overwhelming, systemic infection to be treated with this approach using intravenous bacteriophages. From being in a coma near death, he’s recovered well enough to go back to work. . . .”

BRAVO!! Progress!!

However, the specific bacteriophage has not been successfully isolated for Clostridium difficile, . . . yet.

The Virus that Cures ~ BBC

CDC Warning About C. diff Superbug:

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Clostridium difficile, CDI, CDAD, IBS, IBD, and colitis are serious and can be life-threatening.

Medical errors now third leading cause of death in the USA ~ Washington Post

Author, ellen pendleton, is not a doctor and does not have any medical education or training. She had Clostridium difficile and recovered fully, testing clean.


Stay well

CDC ~ Frequently Asked Questions about Clostridium difficile for Healthcare Providers

OH YEAH, . . . .

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA advises restricting fluoroquinolone antibiotic use for certain uncomplicated infections; warns about disabling side effects that can occur together ~ 16 July 2016

When I had C. diff, my instinctual go-to was a probiotic drink made by Kevita, the Cherry Blueberry flavor with mangosteen. It's now really hard to find.
Lychee/Saccharomyces boulardii to the rescue

C. diff sniffing dog

Black tea and C. diff

bezlotoxumab ~ U.S. panel backs approval for Merck infectious diarrhea drug
Let's follow this.

More than 100,000 hospital patients were infected in 2014 with C.diff., up about 4 percent from the year before, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Clokie Phage Interview

Metronidazole (Flagyl) ~ Due to its potential carcinogenic properties, metronidazole is banned in the European Union and the USA for veterinary use in the feed of animals and is banned for use in any food animals in the USA. ~

Viruses Join Fight Against Harmful Bacteria

Black Raspberries and Ulcerative Colitis

Teen C. diff victim

Fecal Transplant Overprescribed?

Nontoxigenic Clostridium difficile for Prevention of Recurrent Infection

Notice the E. coli coupling in the freezer scene 1:52

JAMA article


Hand Washing Technique - WHO Approved

Summit Therapeutics Granted Key Patent for Novel Antibiotic SMT19969 for the Treatment of C. difficile Infection

New MALDI-TOF method identifies C. difficile outbreaks in 30 minutes

Clinical stage program targeting Clostridium difficile Infection, a devastating GI-tract infection with suboptimal therapies

4/19/15 - C. difficile doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay

April 15, 2015 Hospital C. diff Outbreak
C. difficile outbreak declared at Alliston hospital

Ecolab Experts on Microbes - Clostridium difficile

Endoscopic Imaging of Clostridium diffìcile Colitis

C. diff Foundation VoiceAmerica Radio

Clostridium difficile infection in liver transplant recipients: a retrospective study of rates, risk factors and outcomes

Chronic Diarrhea After 
 C difficile Eradication

Spore wars: C. difficile takes a staggering toll as top HAI

C. difficile Doubles Hospital Readmission Rates, Lengths of Stay

Complicated fecal microbiota transplantation in a tetraplegic patient with severe Clostridium difficile infection

National Law Review ~ When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff

Gut flora, autism and Clostridium difficile
Autism and the Microbiome: Will Fecal Transplants Be the Next “AWAKENINGS"?

This is promising:

AWESOME ~ An antimicrobial foam

This article is helpful except for the "foam up" part. Clostridium difficile is not affected by alcohol or antiseptic hand cleaners. Soap and water works:
Dodging superbugs: Doctors advise how not to get sicker in the hospital

Hospital Germ Horror: Clostridium difficile

Deadly bacteria outbreak inflames disinfection concerns

Nearly Half a Million Americans Suffered from Clostridium Difficile Infections in a Single Year

Report: California hospitals show progress preventing infections

Clostridium difficile Infections Are More Common In States With Fewer Hospitals Per Person

CDC ~ Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)~ Clostridium difficile Infection

The New England Journal of Medicine ~ Burden of Clostridium difficile Infection in the United States

Valley Hospital fights infection — by limiting antibiotics

These robots kill germs at Southern California hospitals

CDC Warning About CDIFF Superbug

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The Battle Against the Deadly 'Superbug'

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Fábregas: Think twice about antibiotics — they enable killer superbug

Clostridium difficile infection: risk with broad-spectrum antibiotics

Treatment of C. Difficile — Follow the Guidelines

“We can’t say they died of CDI, just that they had CDI
and also died in the hospital,” Dr. Khanna noted.

Officials are investigating how a deadly type of bacteria was released from a high-security laboratory at the Tulane National Primate Center in Louisiana. Officials say there is no risk to the public

The Trigger That Turns C. difficile Into A Killer

Induction of toxins in Clostridium difficile is associated with dramatic changes of its metabolism

Burden of Clostridium Infection in the United States

Health Officials Discuss C-difficile Persistence

Masking autoprocessing of Clostridium difficile toxin A by the C-terminus combined repetitive oligo peptides

Posts Tagged ‘C. difficile’ Diarrheas –bacterial and nonbacterial

Is Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) an Increasingly Common Severe Disease in Adult Intensive Care Units? A 10-Year Experience

The gut flora: You and your 100 trillion friends: Jeroen Raes at TEDxBrussels

Éclosion de C. difficile à l'hôpital du Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins

Excellent video:
Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD (2014) The gut microbiota and why it is important in ASD

Harmful bacteria possibly spreading through Amarillo

CDC Investigates Link of Deadly Bacteria to Doctors’ ClinicsOffices

CDC: 29,000 die annually from microbial super bug C. difficile

Wash your hands to prevent catching this deadly bacteria

Curb Overuse of Antibiotics to Reduce Drug-Resistant Superbug

Deadly Stomach Bug Infects About Half a Million in U.S. Each Year, Study Shows

‘Super Bug’ causes alarm in the U.S.

LA Times Deadly diarrhea disease C. difficile infects almost 500,000 in U.S. each year

CDC Says Deadly C. Difficile Bug May Be Transmitted Through Doctors' And Dentists' Offices

Increasing Burden of Clostridium difficile infection in the United States

Deadly 'Suberbug' C.Difficile Could Be Waiting In Your Doctor's Office: It's Time We Pay Closer Attention To Our Antibiotics

Vancouver General is going to the dogs in C. difficile pilot project

CDC investigates deadly bacteria's link to doctors' offices

MDH: Toll of one bacterial infection type greater than reported; antibiotic overuse played a role

Nasty Stomach Bug Becoming Far More Common

CDC studying why a deadly bacteria is being found in more doctor's offices

London Letter: Clinic pioneers treatment for gut illness

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