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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779082/does-obesity-influence-the-risk-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-among-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Sajiv Chandradas, Hamed Khalili, Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, Connor Wayman, Warren Reidel, Jill Waalen, Gauree G Konijeti
BACKGROUND: Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are at an increased risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) compared with the general population. Recent data suggest that obesity also increases the risk of CDI. AIMS: To examine whether obesity influences the risk of CDI among patients with UC. STUDY: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of UC patients seen in gastroenterology clinic between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015...
May 19, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769275/-point-counterpoint-active-surveillance-for-carriers-of-toxigenic-clostridium-difficile-should-be-performed-to-guide-prevention-efforts
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L Clifford McDonald, Daniel J Diekema
In 2017, we published a point-counterpoint on laboratory diagnosis of C. difficile infection (CDI). At that time, Drs Ferric Fang, Christopher Polage, and Mark Wilcox discussed the strategies for diagnosing Clostridium difficile colitis in symptomatic patients. Since that manuscript new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of American and the Society for Health Care Epidemiology have been published (1) and healthcare systems have begun to explore screening asymptomatic patients for C. difficile colonization...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743833/why-is-it-so-difficult-to-evaluate-faecal-microbiota-transplantation-as-a-treatment-for-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Natalie Grace Fairhurst, Simon P L Travis
Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has recently re-emerged as a viable therapeutic option for colonic disorders. Its efficacy has been proved in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection which has encouraged research into the use of FMT for other disorders involving gut dysbiosis, such as ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by relapsing and remitting colonic inflammation. Although the FMT protocol for C. difficile treatment is well established, there are numerous additional factors to consider when applying FMT to treat inflammatory diseases...
April 2018: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740244/prevalence-of-clostridium-difficile-in-raw-cow-sheep-and-goat-meat-in-jazan-saudi-arabia
#4
Marwah Bakri
Background:Clostridium difficile has been shown to be a nosocomial infection associated with diarrhoea and pseudomembranous colitis in hospitalized patients especially old patients. In my previous studies, it was shown the occurrence of C. difficile in animals feces and vegetables which may act as a source of infection to humans. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of C. difficile in retail raw cow, sheep, and goat, meat in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Method: A total of 600 raw meat samples from cow, sheep, and goat were collected during June-December 2015, and tested for the presence of C...
May 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722832/rising-incidence-of-intestinal-infections-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-nationwide-analysis
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Grant E Barber, Steven Hendler, Philip Okafor, David Limsui, Berkeley N Limketkai
Background: Intestinal infections are common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and may mimic IBD flares. In this study, we estimate the changing incidence of intestinal infections among IBD hospitalizations and assess the impact of intestinal infections on key hospitalization metrics. Methods: The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) was analyzed for hospitalizations from IBD between 1998 and 2014. Intestinal infections were identified using ICD-9-CM codes, and incidence for each infection was calculated for Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC)...
May 2, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692762/-clostridium-difficile-from-colonization-to-infection
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REVIEW
Holger Schäffler, Anne Breitrück
Clostridium difficile is the most frequent cause of nosocomial antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The incidence of C. difficile infection (CDI) has been rising worldwide with subsequent increases in morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Asymptomatic colonization with C. difficile is common and a high prevalence has been found in specific cohorts, e.g., hospitalized patients, adults in nursing homes and in infants. However, the risk of infection with C. difficile differs significantly between these cohorts...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691261/serum-vancomycin-concentrations-after-oral-and-intracolonic-vancomycin-administration-in-a-patient-with-colonic-discontinuity-and-severe-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Katja Wilke, Sina Helbig, Katja de With
PURPOSE: A case of detectable systemic vancomycin levels after oral vancomycin administration but not after intracolonic administration in a patient with colonic discontinuity and severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is reported. SUMMARY: A 63-year-old woman who had recently undergone pancreas-kidney transplantation developed severe CDI after 13 days of meropenem therapy for presumed urosepsis. Meropenem was stopped immediately, and treatment with oral vancomycin (250 mg every 6 hours) was started...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644517/systemic-inflammatory-responses-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-and-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Julajak Limsrivilai, Krishna Rao, Ryan W Stidham, Shail M Govani, Akbar K Waljee, Andrew Reinink, Laura Johnson, Emily Briggs, Peter D R Higgins
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Finding differences in systemic inflammatory response in ulcerative colitis (UC), UC with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and CDI could lead to a better ability to differentiate between UC with symptomatic CDI and UC with C. difficile colonization, and could identify specific inflammatory pathways for UC or CDI, which could be therapeutic targets. METHODS: We prospectively collected sera from symptomatic UC patients whose stools were tested for toxigenic C...
April 12, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623279/-clostridium-difficile-colitis-leading-to-reactive-arthritis-a-rare-complication-associated-with-a-common-disease
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Asghar Marwat, Hassan Mehmood, Ali Hussain, Muzammil Khan, Asad Ullah, Medha Joshi
The relationship between reactive arthritis and enteric infections caused by Yersinia enterocolitica, Campylobacter jejuni , and Salmonella typhimurium is well documented. Clostridium difficile colitis is a less recognized cause of reactive arthritis. We present a case of a 58-year-old woman with Clostridium difficile colitis complicated by reactive arthritis. A 58-year-old woman with no significant past medical history presented to our hospital with complaints of nonbloody watery diarrhea, abdominal pain for the past 1 week, and right knee pain starting 1 day prior...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611494/reducing-clostridium-difficile-colitis-rates-via-cost-saving-diagnostic-stewardship
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Christina Yen, Paul Holtom, Susan M Butler-Wu, Noah Wald-Dickler, Ira Shulman, Brad Spellberg
We conducted a quality improvement project at a large public tertiary-care academic hospital to reduce reported hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates. We introduced diagnostic stewardship and provider education, resulting in a 2-fold reduction in C. difficile nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) orders and markedly lower hospital CDI rate.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-3.
April 3, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529083/pleiotropic-roles-of-clostridium-difficile-sin-locus
#11
Brintha Parasumanna Girinathan, Junjun Ou, Bruno Dupuy, Revathi Govind
Clostridium difficile is the primary cause of nosocomial diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. It produces dormant spores, which serve as an infectious vehicle responsible for transmission of the disease and persistence of the organism in the environment. In Bacillus subtilis, the sin locus coding SinR (113 aa) and SinI (57 aa) is responsible for sporulation inhibition. In B. subtilis, SinR mainly acts as a repressor of its target genes to control sporulation, biofilm formation, and autolysis. SinI is an inhibitor of SinR, so their interaction determines whether SinR can inhibit its target gene expression...
March 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524654/binary-clostridium-difficile-toxin-cdt-a-virulence-factor-disturbing-the-cytoskeleton
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Klaus Aktories, Panagiotis Papatheodorou, Carsten Schwan
Clostridium difficile infection causes antibiotics-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. Major virulence factors of C. difficile are the Rho-glucosylating toxins TcdA and TcdB. In addition, many, so-called hypervirulent C. difficile strains produce the binary actin-ADP-ribosylating toxin CDT. CDT causes depolymerization of F-actin and rearrangement of the actin cytoskeleton. Thereby, many cellular functions, which depend on actin, are altered. CDT disturbs the dynamic balance between actin and microtubules in target cells...
March 7, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522431/once-daily-high-dose-tigecycline-is-optimal-tigecycline-pk-pd-parameters-predict-clinical-effectiveness
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Jeffrey Baron, Shuntao Cai, Natalie Klein, Burke A Cunha
OBJECTIVE: The clinical effectiveness of tigecycline depends on appropriate use, and PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic) parameters related to dose and dosing interval. METHODS: In our 600-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital, we conducted a tigecycline efficacy review over a three-month period in 34 evaluable patients. Parameters assessed included clinical response, cure or treatment failure, once daily as q12h dosing, maintenance dosing, high dose vs...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479439/treatment-of-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-colitis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Roy J Hopkins, Robert B Wilson
Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, spore-forming, obligate anaerobic bacillus that was originally isolated from the stool of a healthy neonate in 1935. In high-income countries, C. difficile is the most common cause of infectious diarrhoea in hospitalized patients. The incidence of C. difficile infection in the USA has increased markedly since 2000, with hospitalizations for C. difficile infections in non-pregnant adults doubling between 2000 and 2010. Between 20% and 35% of patients with C. difficile infection will fail initial antibiotic treatment and, of these, 40-60% will have a second recurrence...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462386/mice-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-are-susceptible-to-clostridium-difficile-infection-with-severe-disease-outcomes
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Fenfen Zhou, Therwa Hamza, Ashley S Fleur, Yongrong Zhang, Hua Yu, Kevin Chen, Jonathon E Heath, Ye Chen, Haihui Huang, Hanping Feng
Background: Over the past several decades, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, a wild-type animal model is not available to study these comorbid diseases. Methods: We evaluated the susceptibility to CDI of mice with dextran sulfate sodium salt (DSS)-induced colitis (IBD mice) with or without antibiotic exposure; we examined the histopathology and cytokine response in the concomitant diseases after the model was created...
February 15, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449093/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-severe-complicated-c-difficile-colitis-in-a-patient-with-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome
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P Martínez-Ayala, L A González-Hernández, F Amador-Lara, J Andrade-Villanueva, M Ramos-Solano
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February 12, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443839/how-common-and-how-serious-is-clostridium-difficile-colitis-after-geriatric-hip-fracture-findings-from-the-nsqip-dataset
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Patawut Bovonratwet, Daniel D Bohl, Glenn S Russo, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Denis Nam, Craig J Della Valle, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: Patients with geriatric hip fractures may be at increased risk for postoperative Clostridium difficile colitis, which can cause severe morbidity and can influence hospital quality metrics. However, to our knowledge, no large database study has calculated the incidence of, factors associated with, and effect of C. difficile colitis on geriatric patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: To use a large national database with in-hospital and postdischarge data (National Surgical Quality Improvement Program [NSQIP®]) to (1) determine the incidence and timing of C...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422809/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
#18
Kosaku Nanki, Shinta Mizuno, Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Keiko Ono, Shinya Sugimoto, Hiroki Kiyohara, Mari Arai, Moeko Nakashima, Kozue Takeshita, Keiichiro Saigusa, Mitsutoshi Senoh, Tadashi Fukuda, Makoto Naganuma, Haru Kato, Wataru Suda, Masahira Hattori, Takanori Kanai
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been reported as a safe and effective therapy in patients with refractory and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). FMT has also been reported as a promising therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Both, CDI and UC, are believed to be caused by dysbiosis, such as altered compositions or decreased diversity of the intestinal microbiota. This report describes a patient with UC in remission with a second recurrent episode of CDI, who was treated with FMT...
January 2018: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417331/risk-factors-for-clostridium-difficile-isolation-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-prospective-study
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Dejan Micic, Andres Yarur, Alex Gonsalves, Vijaya L Rao, Susan Broadaway, Russell Cohen, Sushila Dalal, John N Gaetano, Laura R Glick, Ayal Hirsch, Joel Pekow, Atsushi Sakuraba, Seth T Walk, David T Rubin
INTRODUCTION: Clostridium difficile is the most commonly isolated stool pathogen in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Traditional risk factors for C. difficile may not exist in patients with IBD, and no prior studies have assessed the risk factors for the isolation of C. difficile in both symptomatic and asymptomatic IBD outpatients. METHODS: We prospectively recruited consecutive IBD patients presenting to our outpatient clinic between April 2015 and February 2016...
April 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403263/bezlotoxumab-an-emerging-monoclonal-antibody-therapy-for-prevention-of-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection
#20
REVIEW
Bhagyashri D Navalkele, Teena Chopra
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most common health care-acquired infection associated with high hospital expenditures. The incidence of subsequent recurrent CDI increases with prior episodes of CDI, 15%-35% risk after primary CDI to 35%-65% risk after the first recurrent episode. Recurrent CDI is one of the most challenging and a very difficult to treat infections. Standard guidelines provide recommendations on treatment of primary CDI. However, treatment choices for recurrent CDI are limited. Recent research studies have focused on the discovery of newer alternatives for prevention of recurrent CDI targeting prime virulence factors involved in C...
2018: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
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