Researchers sought to identify the incidence of hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection and its associated length of stay in the United States.
Clostridioides difficile infection is associated with a large burden on the healthcare system in the United States.
The study researchers concluded that when compared with short-duration vancomycin therapy for the treatment of CDI, long-duration vancomycin therapy was associated with significantly lower CDI recurrence rates.
A report on the largest multistate produce-linked Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli outbreak in the United States highlighted challenges in determining the route of contaminated lettuce and in providing rapid, actionable guidance during an outbreak.
Study investigators concluded that the “values for bowel wall thickness reported in this systematic review can be used as guidance when screening for bowel-related pathology.
Data from a study presents compelling evidence for the superiority of FMT in multiply recurrent CDI.
Specific common school activities, such as paper mâché and baking projects, pose a high risk for gluten exposure.
Pediatric patients with newly diagnosed celiac disease (CD) reported lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) when compared with healthy children with nonceliac gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. CD is a common chronic condition associated with broad range of physical and psychosocial problems. In this…
Dual therapy with intravenous metronidazole and oral vancomycin is not superior to oral vancomycin alone in the treatment of Clostridioides difficile infections.
An increased risk of acute gastroenteritis during winter epidemic periods was observed in patients 45 years and older on continuous PPI therapy.
In the field of hospital epidemiology, there is a need for higher-quality trials that demonstrate more conclusive results, which in turn require larger sample sizes.
Drugs, dietary supplements and devices from Basic Reset and Biogenyx have not been approved for any medical uses.
Infection prevention programs targeting low-income groups undergoing colectomy may be important in reducing surgical site infections.
High tTGA titer, female sex, hypothyroidism, and history of autoimmune disease are significant predictors for a diagnosis of celiac disease in adults.
The FDA plays a critical role in the evaluation of drug safety prior to approval and following introduction into clinical practice.
The rate of CRC after diverticulitis is significantly higher than the rate observed at screening colonoscopy, regardless of whether the disease is complicated, and that colonoscopy should be performed following diverticulitis diagnosis.
Only complete eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection, not treatment alone, will reduce the risk for developing stomach cancer.
After the 2006 change in elective colectomy guidelines, rates of elective surgery for diverticulitis continued to increase in the United States, doubling among patients age 65 to 79 years.
The epidemiology of acute gastroenteritis pathogens identified from pediatric patients who have undergone allogenic hematopoietic cell transplant may be changing.
Patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) who receive treatment with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) are less likely to develop a primary bloodstream infection (BSI) than those receiving antibiotics.