Antibiotics, PPIs may fuel community-associated C. difficile

Antibiotics, PPIs may fuel community-associated C. difficile

Prevention of community-associated CDI should primarily focus on reducing inappropriate antibiotic use and better infection control practices in outpatient settings. Our data support evaluation of additional strategies, including further examination of C. difficile transmission in outpatient and household settings and reduction of PPI use,’ the investigators concluded.

The CDC funded the work. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.”

IS SCREENING FOR MRSA AND DECOLONIZATION THERAPY IN THE HOSPITAL USEFUL?

IS SCREENING FOR MRSA AND DECOLONIZATION THERAPY IN THE HOSPITAL USEFUL?

“There’s a healthy debate in the North American medical field currently regarding whether it is useful to screen and decolonize patients for MRSA in this way prior to hospital admission. Detractors cite the costs of screening and subsequent measures as prohibitive to the potential benefits of eliminating a few infections. Proponents wave pharmacoeconomic studies suggesting that the prevention of just a few major infections per year in a hospital can recoup the investment in screening equipment and effort. So what’s the truth?” 

So what are your thoughts on the subject?

Germs, Germs Go Away!

As kids start going back to school make sure they are prepared with good healthy habits to protect them and their peers.

Parenting Expo

germs  It’s back to school time and the germs will be going full blast. The need for school children to wash their hands will be at its highest. But they will need to take more precautions than just washing their hands. Teaching them to cover their mouth when they cough and using tissues to wipe their noses should be on the top of the list.

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