September 20, 2017
by Kit

Crossposted with permission from rachelbrummert.com. Throughout my years in patient safety, I’ve been to many meetings, conferences, and summits. In those years, I’ve been introduced to patient safety leaders involved in reducing sepsis and raising awareness about it. Being in the field of antibiotic safety, my work often crosses with advocates …

September 19, 2017

We’re delighted that PLF Advocates Council member, Rich Dexter and his father Charles, were featured on NBC Washington’s recent report, “Beware of Catching Infections at Hospitals.” Rich’s mother, Judy, died from a C. diff infection she acquired during treatment for a lung infection. The piece ran in mid-September and you can …

September 1, 2017

“Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and sepsis following total colectomy” is listed as the “immediate cause of death” on my mother, Peggy’s, death certificate. It is the technical phraseology for saying she died from sepsis due to an overwhelming Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Essentially, the C. diff infection sent her immune system …

August 15, 2017
Posted in Community
by Kit

  A French biotechnology company, Da Volterra, is currently conducting a survey to evaluate the consequences of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) on the quality of life of patients during the acute infection. This study will also explore the post-CDI symptoms that patients might experience. If you face or have faced …

June 28, 2017

The Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF) and our amazing group of advocates and friends continues to build momentum for policy change in the Buckeye State. On Wednesday, June 14, our Executive Director Christian John Lillis, was featured in a panel discussion on multi-drug resistant organisms, antimicrobial stewardship and Clostridium difficile at …