Wednesday, September 17, 2008

C. diff in the news again

Our second JMLA case discussed Clostridium difficile infection, and this type of healthcare-acquired infection continues to gain notoriety, now being billed by some as "the new MRSA" -- see this brief item in the WSJ Health blog and this longer piece in the Wall Street Journal itself.

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Blogger mevrabel said...

In addition to the references in the JMLA article, the CDC 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Health Care Settings includes extensive information throughout on C. difficile...full reference is:

American Journal of Infection Control. 2007 Dec;35(10 Suppl 2):S65-164.
2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Health Care Settings.
Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chiarello L; Health Care Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

10/13/2008 10:42 AM  

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