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Clostridium Difficile 2014: More Difficult Than Ever
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J. Thomas Lamont, MD

June 11, 2014

Clostridium Difficile 2014: More Difficult Than Ever

      

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    The WebEx video, PowerPoint presentation, take-away points, and article links were sent by the Medical Library and the CME Committee.

    Diane E. Young, Information Specialist

    dyoung3@bidmc.harvard.edu

     

        

      Take-Away Points of the Presentation

      1. Incidence, severity and relapse are rising.

      2. Host immune response is critical.

      3. Vanco > Flagyl for severe disease.

      4. Make sure that it is Clostridium Difficile.

      5. Role of Fidaxomicin is still unclear ($$$).

      6. Stool transfer when all else fails.

      7. Vaccine development is promising.

          
         

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