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WHAT DOES C.DIFFICILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Clostridium difficile diarrhea (from the Greek kloster (κλωστήρ), "spindle", and Latin difficile, "difficult, obstinate"), is a type of infectious diarrhea caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile. Clostridium difficile is also known as CDF/cdf, or C. diff, is a species of Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria. While it can be a minor part of normal colonic flora, the bacterium is thought to cause disease when competing bacteria in the gut have been reduced by antibiotic treatment. C. difficile infections are the most common cause of pseudomembranous colitis, and in rare cases this can progress to toxic megacolon, which can be life-threatening. C. difficile infection (CDI) is a growing problem in healthcare facilities. Outbreaks occur when humans accidentally ingest spores in a medical facility. The infection kills 14,000 people a year in America alone. When the bacteria are in a colon in which normal gut flora has been destroyed (usually after a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as clindamycin has been used), the gut becomes overrun with C. difficile.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «C.DIFFICILE»
Discover the use of C.difficile in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to C.difficile and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
The analysis of C difficile virulence factors, including the toxins, has been
hampered by the lack of a system for genetic transformation. ln this regard,
Mullany et al. have reported some success in gene transfer using conjugative
K. Aktories, T.D. Wilkins, 2000
Trauma: Critical Care
Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, spore forming, anaerobic bacillus. The
primary source of infection is nosocomial. It is estimated that 20% to 30% of
patients will test positive for C. difficile after admission to the hospital, compared
to 2% of ...
William C. Wilson, Christopher M. Grande, David B. Hoyt, 2007
Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Essentials of ...
(Courtesy of Dr. Gilda Jones and the CDC.) whereas the cytotoxin is the primary
cause of pseudomembra- nous colitis. C. difficile is a frequent cause of
nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections. Spores of C. difficile are frequently
Paul G. Engelkirk, Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk, 2008
Infectious Disease Secrets
Even the antibiotics used to treat C. difficile-re\ated AAD, metronidazole and
vancomycin, have been implicated on rare occasions. The most frequently
implicated antibiotics, however, include clindamycin, extended-spectrum
penicillins and ...
Robert H. Gates, 2003
Advanced Therapy in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
to C. difficile has been reduced by treatment with antibiotics including
metronidazole or vancomycin. Second, further exposure to C. difficile is likely to
occur. This may result from the germination of antibiotic resistant spores
remaining in the ...
Theodore M. Bayless, Anna Diehl, 2005
Clostridium difficile: methods and protocols
This book reviews the state of the art of methods available for the molecular analysis and investigation of virulence of the important human pathogen Clostridium difficile.
Peter Mullany, Adam P. Roberts, 2010
Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review
It was not until the 1970s that C. difficile was implicated as a causative factor in
pseudomembranous colitis. Although C. difficile-associated disease was
described before antibiotics were used, most current cases are associated with
Stephen C. Hauser, Darrell S. Pardi, John J. Poterucha, 2005
Textbook of Microbiology & Immunology
C. difficile is responsible for the development of antibiotic- associated diarrhea
and colitis. While earlier, it was noted that the bacterium produced a potent toxin,
the role of C. difficile as a causative agent of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and ...
Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology
The explanation for this observation was that after colonisation those patients
who became asymptomatic carriers had significantly greater increases in serum
immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-toxin A than did those who had C. difficile diarrhoea.
Stephen Gillespie, Peter M. Hawkey, 2006
Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology
On the other hand, an anaerobic transport container (transported at 25°C) should
be used for specimens to be processed for isolation and identification of C.difficile. Specimens to be processed for the C. difficile latex agglutination test ...
Elmer W. Koneman, 2006
NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «C.DIFFICILE»
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HPHA Declares End To Stratford C.Difficile Outbreak
C. difficile is a bacteria that can be found in people's bowels and typically does not cause any problems or symptoms in healthy people. «BlackburnNews.com, Jun 15»
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