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Rising Rates Of C.Difficile Infection Among Non-Hospitalized Patients

...examined a large database for identification of C. difficile infected cases in Britain. Surprisingly, the indiv... difficulty to eradicate the sporocytic form of C. difficile are some of the factors believed to account for the high rates of infection in hospitals. The cons...

Heartburn drugs linked to bacterial diarrhea

...y dangerous diarrhea caused by the bug Clostridium difficile // , research says. C-diff, as it's known, can cause severe diarrhea and intestinal inflammation with cramps called colitis. Dr. Sandra Dial, with her colleagues at McGill University in Montreal, examined data on more than 18,000 patients in Bri...

Superbug Claims More Lives In Scotland

...rs. // During the year 2004 alone, the Clostridium difficile claimed as many as 98 lives in Scotland alone, when compared to the 1997 figure of 10 causalities. The stomach bug is a purely a hospital-acquired killer. The opposition party in the UK has insisted that the matter be probed thoroughly. Andy Kerr,...

Intestinal Disorders Caused By Overuse of antibiotics

... are useful to human beings. // This causes the C. difficile disorder which mostly affects older patients who h... been undergoing treatment with antibiotics. C. difficile causes severe diarrhea and other potentially life-threatening complications. But scientists say it h...

Clostridium Infection Suspected In Abortion Deaths

...tissue graft patients and outbreaks of Clostridium difficile bacteria infections in several states. A meeting is to be held regarding this issue which would identify the cause and further research in this subject. Dr. Vanessa Cullins, vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of Ameri...

"Serious Failings" Led To Spread Of Lethal Hospital Bug

...on control. A couple of outbreaks of Clostridium difficile at the hospital resulted in 33 deaths far more than the 12 originally thought. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt had ordered an investigation into the incident. "At Stoke Mandeville, the leadership of the trust compromised the safety of patients by fa...

New Diarrhoea Bug Warning in Australia

... Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the most commonly diagnosed caus... all recently seen sudden increases in rates of C. difficile infection and high mortality rates, with people over 65 years of age being most at risk, suggesting ...

Superbug C.difficile Causes Nine Deaths In Montreal Hospital

...t of Montreal has had an outbreak of Clostridium difficile related diarrhoea which is still to be contained//...iller, head of a national surveillance group on C. difficile for the Public Health Agency of Canada says that the strain is the same as the one which emerged in ...

Safety In Healthcare , Need Of The Hour

...ls. Several deaths have occured due to Clostridium difficile and 360 have died of MRSA in 2004. However Sir Liam added that contracting hospital infection is not the only danger , complications from surgeries also need to be prevented , by standardising the procedures. MAL...

Lethal Hospital Bug Tough to Knock Down, Statistics Reveal

...g the potentially lethal hospital bug, Clostridium difficile and the ‘super bug’ MRSA. According to the relea...ons strike this age group. "Cases of Clostridium difficile infection continue to rise: there may be some slowing down in the rate of increase, but it is too ea...

Deadly Bug to Be Tracked Down

...were made to share a single bed. The bacteria C. difficile has been in circulation at Quebec for some years. ...ed to ask for a wider search into the matter as C. difficile has killed about 2,000 people over the last several years in hospitals and institutions across the...

Trial Run of Copper to Combat MRSA

...showed that copper can also tackle the Clostridium difficile bug. The director of the environmental healthcare unit at Southampton University, Professor Bill Keevil, says that copper suffocates the germs. "The metal reacts with the bacteria and inhibits their respiration - in effect it stops them breathin...

New Strain May Make a Common Bacterial Illness More Severe

...nt strain may be to blame. Certain strains of C. difficile produce toxins that attack the cells lining the co... the good bugs in the large intestine that keep C. difficile in check. Most people exposed to C. difficile will not get sick from it, nor will most people who ...

Embittered Widow to Sue Hospital

...tal managers announced that a vicious strain of C. difficile had caused or been a factor in the deaths of 17 patients since December. Another five patients had undergone bowel surgery after being struck down by the bug and 11 more had been treated. Says Mrs. Pye: “ I don't know why they didn't tell people...

Super Bug Turns Super Killer

...rly 50,000 patients above the age of 65 suffered C difficile infection in hospitals in England in 2006 and 7000...said, "With more than 2,200 deaths attributed to C difficile in death certificates in England and Wales, the mortality rate is fast approaching that for road tra...

Controlling C Difficile in the Community Could Cut Infection Rates in Hospitals

Screening people for Clostridium difficile before they are admitted to hospital may be one wa...an 50,000 inpatients aged 65 years and over have C difficile infections. Cases of C difficile rose by 5.5% in 2006, whereas MRSA cases fell by 4.3% over a simila...

Hospital Infection Deaths Continue in UK

...further death linked to the superbug Clostridium// difficile (C-diff). Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. It br...

Tiny Lives Snuffed Out Due To Bad Plumbing

...nas outbreak similar to the virulent strains of C. difficile that have caused an estimated 2,000 deaths in Quebec since 2003. Yet Cousineau stressed the incident at Ste-Justine’s as symptomatic of widespread concerns about the spread of germs and hygiene in Quebec hospitals.“It's not necessarily this bacteri...

Super Bug - A Tough Bug to Plug

...er. In England, patients over 65 were down with C. difficile in great numbers, 8% higher than the previous year. The smaller hospitals were in serious trouble with relatively higher rates of infection. Among the hospitals worst affected by C. difficile, Kettering General Hospital in Northamptonshire with 6.7...

Crackdown on Dirty Hospitals in UK

...RSA and Clostridium difficile. While Clostridium difficile [is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more seri...published in the UK six weeks ago show Clostridium difficile causes 4,000 deaths a year and is still spreading despite all attempts to curb it. The bug causes se...

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