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Combating Clostridium Difficile - Today's Geriatric Medicine

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To call Clostridium difficile (C diff), a disease that primarily threatens older ... get an infection like C diff, it's more likely to become severe, and “an elderly person ...

Clostridium difficile - Tufts

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Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) is a potentially fatal pathogenic bacterial species ... Elderly patients often experience changes in the composition of their native gut ...

Dying From C diff: Who Is Most Vulnerable? - Medscape

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Jun 2, 2015 ... A new CDC study shows that the risk for C difficile infection and death increases with age.

Clostridium Difficile. C Diff; Symptoms and information | Patient

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Most people who die of C. difficile infection are elderly people who are frail or ill with other things and who develop the infection during a hospital stay.

Clostridium difficile infection in older adults

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Aug 1, 2013 ... Clostridium difficile infection, the most frequent cause of nosocomial diarrhea, ...... Clostridium difficile in long-term-care facilities for the elderly.

Mortality in hospitalized older adults associated with Clostridium ...

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Jun 21, 2010 ... C. difficile infection in hospitalized elderly patients may contribute to long-term mortality or be a marker of poor prognosis and cases may ...

Clostridium Difficile: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment - Medical ...

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Oct 27, 2016 ... Elderly hospital patients and those in long-term care facilities are most commonly affected by C. difficile - especially after, or during the use of ...

The four-point test to predict death risk from C. difficile -- ScienceDaily

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Aug 1, 2013 ... Patients over the age of 65 have particular risk of dying from a C. diff .... more common and more severe in hospitalized children and the elderly, ...

CDC puts C difficile burden at 453,000 cases, 29,000 deaths | CIDRAP

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Feb 25, 2015 ... Antibiotics suppress the normal bacteria in the colon, allowing C diff to ... estimated that the incidence was much higher in elderly people than ...

Gut Infections are Killing the Elderly at Frightening Rates - 80beats ...

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Mar 20, 2012 ... Most of those who died were elderly. C. difficile started making health headlines in 2004, when a drug-resistant strain emerged. It often spreads ...