Items Tagged ‘C. difficile infection’

December 4, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations   Charlie Rose (PBS) John Noseworthy, President and […]

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Tags: ABC News, ABC15 Ariz., Aerospace Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, Albert Lea Tribune, American Heart Association's 2014 Basic Research Prize, American Psychologist, Amit Sood, anorexia, Arizona Republic, Austin Daily Herald, Bernie and Edith Waterman, big data

April 1, 2013

Antihistamine Meds May Raise Risk for Diarrheal Illness

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Patients who take antihistamines to reduce stomach acid are at increased risk for infection with Clostridium difficile, a common cause of diarrhea, a new study finds…”It’s not clear why these antihistamines increase the risk of C. difficile infection, because gastric acid does not affect C. difficile spores,” senior author Dr. Larry Baddour, an infectious diseases expert, said in a Mayo […]

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Tags: antihistimines, C. difficile infection, diarrhea, Dr. Larry Baddour, gastric acid, HealthDay, reduce stomach acid, vegetative form

May 22, 2012

Rate of C. Difficile Infection Increasing Dramatically Among Children

By Mystery User

Mayo Clinic researchers found the incidence of C. difficile infection in children was more than 12 times higher between 2004 and 2009, compared to the rates between 1991 and 1997.  The number of infections rose from 2.6 cases per every 100,000 children to 32.6 cases per 100,000 in the selected time periods…“These were expected results […]

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Tags: C. difficile infection, Dr. Sahil Khanna, Fox News

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