Clostridium Difficile Treatment: Focus on the New Guidelines

Amanda Mercurio, PharmD
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Category: GI Infections, Hospital Infections
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Dr. Mercurio, an ID Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the James A Haley Veterans Hospital, presents an update on Clostridium Difficile infection (CDI). Dr. Mercurio begins by sharing a timeline of the history of C difficile treatment. She then reviews the epidemiology of this common hospital pathogen. Next, she discusses the clinical definition of CDI. Dr. Mercurio next relates changes to the c difficile recommendations in the 2017 and 2021 guidelines. Finally, she discusses later generation treatments including Fidaxomicin and Bezlotoxumab. From a presentation recorded in August 2021.

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