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Inverness Medical Innovations Launches New FDA Cleared C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE(TM) Rapid Test

WALTHAM, Mass., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: IMA ), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health management, announced today that it will begin marketing and dist...

Report raises C. diff concerns; yeast-based probiotic shown to help significantly reduce recurrence

SAN BRUNO, CA, April 30 C. diff-associated disease (CDAD), otherwise known as severe intestinal disease brought on by the Clostridium difficile (C. diff) pathogen, has been the subject of heightened concern in the medical community. A new report released this month by the federal Agency for Heal...

APIC Covers Up Extent and Causes of Deadly C. diff

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) announced the results of a nationwide survey on the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections among hospital patients. "Unfortunately, APIC failed to connect the dots," says Be...

C Diff Infection Reported In Hospital

Confirmed sources revealed that seventeen patients have been dead due to the infection of a hospital superbug at James Paget University Hospital//. These patients have died after contracting Clostridium Difficile, commonly known as C diff, within the last four months. It is also reported that f...

ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride

... common and devastating HAIs. The incidence of C. diff observed in U.S. healthcare facilities more than ...n 1999 and 2004, reported mortality rates from C. diff in the U.S. more than quadrupled to 23.7 per mill...eases including cytomegalovirus (CMV), HAE and C. diff . ViroPharma routinely posts information, i...

Patient Safety Authority Supports 'International Infection Prevention Week'

...ges consumers to educate themselves on MRSA and C. diff prevention HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-...tips offered by the Authority on its website. C. diff is a bacterial organism that occurs most often whe...hority show in several cases patients developed C. diff at home after leaving the healthcare facility. Thi...

Nation's Top Healthcare Organizations Announce Strategies to Prevent Deadly Healthcare-Associated Infections : Strategies emphasize practical implementation in acute healthcare settings

... (CDI)Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff, is a type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea and in some cases, serious intestinal infections. C. diff can increase hospital stay as well as increase costs, morbidity and mortality in adult patients. Four sections focus on device-and procedure-associate...

UVa researcher awarded $3.6 million grant to fight drug-resistant bacteria

...ant says. Patients who are most at risk from C. diff have traditionally been older or have taken antibi...eir digestive tract, leaving the drug resistant C. diff to flourish. An estimated 5 to 7 percent of reside...ers for Disease Control reports there have been C. diff outbreaks in hospitals in 23 states. The drug-resi...

The Hospital Superbugs

...veloped the ClosTron knock out system which can target specific genes in C. diff and other clostridial species. For the very first time scientists ...he incidence of infections, for new diagnostic tests to rapidly identify C. diff or MRSA and to develop novel antibiotics in order to treat these infections...

Probiotic Drinks can Stave Off Hospital Infection

...f around 3% of adults and 66% of children. C. diff doesnt cause any problems in healthy people. Howev...of good bacteria in the gut. When this happens, C. diff bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms such as diarrhoea and fever. Because C. diff infections are usually caused by antibiotics, most...

Hospital Infection Deaths Continue in UK

...d last night, the hospital said four patients have active C-diff and these are being nursed in isolation facilities. Of the 18 deaths, 11 had C diff recorded as a primary cause of death and seven as a contributory cause. Of the 17 patients who died, the majority were over 65 and some in thei...
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