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Two-step testing for Clostridioides difficile appears safe in multicenter study

Using an enzyme immunoassay after a positive nucleic acid amplification test was associated with a decrease in hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infections and a reduction in related antibiotic use but no change in emergent colectomies.
23 Jun 2023

Patients with discordant C. difficile test results had lower mortality with treatment

Patients who were positive for Clostridioides difficile on nucleic acid amplification testing but negative on toxin immunoassay had similar 30-day mortality to those with positive results on both tests, according to a review of observational studies.
22 Sep 2023

Catching C. diff cases, not colonization

Researchers have found innovative ways to improve hospital systems for diagnosing Clostridioides difficile.
25 Aug 2023

A click to improve cirrhosis care

An electronic alert increased use of rifaximin in patients with cirrhosis who were taking lactulose and were admitted with hepatic encephalopathy.
24 Jun 2022

Two risk scores most accurately predict outcomes after lower GI bleeding

The Oakland score performed best for predicting safe discharge, major bleeding, and transfusion, while the Strate score performed best for hemostasis, according to a recent review and meta-analysis that assessed four scores.
24 Jun 2022

Surgery for malignant small bowel obstruction did not reduce 90-day mortality

A comparison in which some patients with malignant small bowel obstruction were randomized and some chose between surgery and nonsurgical management found no difference in mortality between treatments, but surgery was associated with more symptom improvement.
25 Aug 2023

Immediate catheter drainage not superior to delayed in infected necrotizing pancreatitis

A trial found that catheter drainage within 24 hours was associated with similar complications but a greater number of interventions compared to drainage that was delayed until the development of walled-off necrosis.
22 Oct 2021

C. diff recurrence risk reduced with bezlotoxumab versus placebo, industry study finds

The number needed to treat to prevent one Clostridium difficile recurrence was 10 in the overall patient population and 6 in patients age 65 years and over and those with previous infections.
24 Feb 2017

Recent conference coverage featured gastroenterology and hepatology topics

Conference coverage in the December ACP Hospitalist addressed acute-on-chronic liver failure and inpatient constipation.
28 Dec 2018

Stopping the cycle of C. diff

Microbiota therapies offer exciting potential to reduce the burden of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, experts say.
24 Feb 2023

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