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C. Difficile

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Can Treat Colon Infections and Maybe More

Thomas Zheng had taken round after round of powerful antibiotics to treat the Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection in his colon, but it kept coming back. Finally, his doctor recommended fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), a procedure in which a donor’s fecal matter is transferred into his colon through a colonoscopy…

Antibiotics for Dental Procedures Linked to Superbug Infection

Epidemiological researchers have tied cases of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a potentially deadly infection that causes severe diarrhea, to antibiotics prescribed by dentists. The study was presented at an infectious disease conference called IDWeek 2017. Over a 6-year period, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) examined 1,626 people with community-associated…

Depression, Drugs and Guts

2 studies have linked depression and C. diff (clostridium difficile) infection, particularly with older people. C diff is a common cause of diarrhea that can be fatal in severe cases. In the first study the average age was 68 and in the second the average age was 58. The second…