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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

C Diff Foundation Launches Patient, Family Support Program

C. diff. Nationwide Community Support (CDNCS)

Guest Author: Nancy Caralla Executive Director of C Diff Foundation C. difficile (C. diff.) infections are responsible for almost half a million infections and at least 15,000 deaths each year in the U.S. A C. diff. diagnosis can be traumatic. Many patients, as well as family members, experience a wide range of emotions including confusion, Read More >

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Preserving the Power of Antibiotics for Humans and Animals

Antibiotic Resistance from the Farm to the Table

Guest Author: Dr. Lonnie King The single most important action to slow the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant infections is for every one of us to improve the way antibiotics are prescribed and used. Antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine remain the cornerstone of treating and preventing serious bacterial infections. However, it will take commitment Read More >

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The Global Battle against Antibiotic Resistance

AR infographic

Earlier this week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Global Health featured two posts in their Our Global Voices blog to highlight antibiotic resistance as a global threat and shared a story around lessons learned from a campaign in Egypt. Antibiotic resistance is a problem that must be faced squarely in every Read More >

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No Man Is An Island: The Antibiotic Resistance Bell Tolls For Us All

Everly Macario, Sc.D., M.S., Ed.M.

Guest Author: Everly Macario My hearty and angelic son, Simon Sol Sparrow, was 18 months old when he died from a rapid onset infection. We took him to the hospital in the evening and by the following morning he was gone. Months later, we learned from the autopsy results that the cause of his death Read More >

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Patients and Physicians Must Work Together to Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Scott Weissman, MD

Guest Author: Scott Weissman, M.D. Seattle Children’s Hospital In medicine, it is not uncommon for a single patient to provide doctors with an exceptional and life-changing medical education that cannot be acquired from any textbook. In 2006, I met one of those patients – a young woman, whose struggle with persistent urinary tract infections ultimately Read More >

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