Clostridioides Difficile: Update On Diagnosis And Treatment In Acute And Post-acute Care Settings

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Speaker: Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, Director Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program, University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Dumyati has expertise in the prevention of healthcare associated infections and antibiotic stewardship. She collaborates with the CDC Emerging Infection Program on identifying the burden and risk factors of infectious diseases of public health importance such as C. difficile and …

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Clostridioides difficile: Hospital Best Practices Shared and Outcomes Achieved

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In the US an estimated 12,800 people died from Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) in 2017, and the CDC Threat Report lists the infection as an urgent health issue. Unfortunately, C. difficile is more common and severe in older people. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing puts patients at risk for C. diff infections. More than half of all hospitalized …

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