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US releases guidelines on [i]C.difficile[/i] prevention

With rates of [i]Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)[/i] now rivalling drug-resistant Methicillin-resistant [i]Staphylococcus aureus[/i] (MRSA) as the most common bacteria to cause healthcare-associated infections, new US guidelines encourage healthcare institutions to prioritise prevention efforts for this infectious diarrhoea. [s]Science Daily[/s] reports that the new practice recommendations are a part of [b]Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates[/b]. ‘The Compendium uses a data-driven approach to focus efforts on strategies most likely to be effective,’ said Dr Erik Dubberke, co-lead author. ‘

[link url=http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140506120236.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_health+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Health+News%29]Full Science Daily report[/link]
[link url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/676022?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=Strategies&searchText=to&searchText=PreventClostridium&searchText=difficileInfections&searchText=in&searchText=Acute&searchText=Care&searchText=Hospitals:&searchText=2014&searchText=Update.&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DStrategies%2Bto%2BPreventClostridium%2BdifficileInfections%2Bin%2BAcute%2BCare%2BHospitals%253A%2B2014%2BUpdate.%2B%26amp%3Bfilter%3Diid%253A10.1086%252F675628%26amp%3BSearch%3DSearch%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff%26amp%3BglobalSearch%3D%26amp%3BsbbBox%3D%26amp%3BsbjBox%3D%26amp%3BsbpBox%3D]Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology guidelines[/link]

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