Thus, multiple hospitalizations for recurrent or refractory C.
On a positive note, early results from state-led programs in Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York showed that hospital collaboration can reduce C.
In most cases, however, antibiotics are needed to eradicate the C.
Compared with the other patients, those who'd contracted C.
difficile-associated complications, deaths due to any cause within 30 days of diagnosis with C.
Clifford McDonald, the epidemiologist leading the CDC's research on C.
Cases were defined as patients who were admitted to a VAMHCS institution from January 1, 2001, to June 30, 2001, who had a new onset of diarrhea documented in their medical records at least 72 hours after admission, a subsequent positive C.
In addition, some laboratory-confirmed infections may not have resulted in a claims record with a C.
Gerding and colleagues tested over 100 distinct, clinical C.
Under certain conditions, such as antibiotic exposure and gastrointestinal surgery, C.
Specifically, the posters detail Ramoplanin's potent in vitro activity against strains of C.
Previous studies have demonstrated Ramoplanin's bactericidal activity against C.
on May 13, 2003 at ECCMID entitled "Efficacy of Ramoplanin in the Hamster Model of C.
Current therapies are associated with certain shortcomings as treatments for this serious infection, including high disease recurrence rates, development of resistance to vancomycin by important pathogens such as VRE and Staphylococcus aureus, and some evidence of C.
The initial product, UPlink Clostridium difficile Toxin A&B test, is designed to aid in the diagnosis of C.