June 8, 2018

By Angela Kelly

Demand for Stool Donors Grows as Benefits of fecal microbiota transplant are recognized

June 5, 2018 [MedicalXpress] New research shows that when recruiting stool donors, appealing to a concern for others is the best motivator.

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Nancy Oliver & Christian Lillis: Get Ready to Fight the Menace of Superbugs

June 5, 2018 [Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com] Christian Lillis, the executive director of the Peggy Lillis Foundation, and Nancy Oliver, professor of practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, support Senator Sherrod Brown and the “Strategies to Address Antibiotic Resistance Act” (STAAR). The bill enables prevention, surveillance, and control of antibiotic-resistant infections. Both Christian and Nancy lost parents who suffered from antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Addressing Barriers in the Management of C. difficile 

June 5, 2018 [MD Magazine] Dr. Peter Salgo, a full-time practitioner in Intensive Care Medicine in Columbia’s Surgical ICU and Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians, discusses America’s “balkanized” medical reimbursement system, which makes it difficult for medical institutions and professionals to talk to one another. Treating C. diff with first-line treatments would prevent recurrences, which in the long run would save hospitals money in re-admissions.

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C. difficile Management Strategy Pays Off

May 9, 2018 [General Surgery News] In 2016, the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, in Madison, was “in the bottom sixth percentile of U.S. hospitals in its incidence of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs), with the number of observed infections “far exceeding” the number of predicted infections.” UW implemented a multi-pronged approach to fighting C. diff, which included significantly restricting fluoroquinolone use.

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