Gastroenterologist Dr. Scott Wilhoite explains how antibiotics can wipe out the good bacteria in the colon, allowing a bad bacteria called clostridium difficile (C. diff) to spread and cause a potentially fatal infection. Diagnosis and treatment of C. diff are also explained. Watch hundreds of other health videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/DrBobShow1.
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Physicians with the Beacon Center for Infectious Diseases - specialists in diagnosing and treating infections - discuss a common health care associated infection called Clostridium difficile or “C. diff.” C. diff can be a serious infection that causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. It’s linked to an estimated 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The infection most commonly affects people staying in a hospital or long-term health care facility and usually occurs after the use of antibiotics. To reach our Beacon Center, call 303-415-8850. For more information, visit https://www.bch.org/beacon-center/bea...
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The number one risk factor to develop C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile) , a nasty bacteria that overgrows within the large intestin that will cause several problems from diarrhea to bloody stool and even death in certain people, is antibiotics. The people that have taken antibiotic are more at risk of developing this nasty bacteria. Because antibiotic will attack the whole flora, not only the infection, the flora in your G.I. is very sensitive. Probiotics are the best way to prevent recurrence of the nasty bacteria or even all the diarrhea associated with antibiotic treatment, which I'm not saying not to take, because you need antibiotic to treat the infection, but the side effect of diarrhea or C. Difficile may be prevented by the use of probiotics during the treatment, two hours after each doses of antibiotics, and after the treatment for a long run to prevent the overgrowth of nasty bacteria. That is true for all antibiotics so if you take an antibiotic, it's a good thing to take probiotics to prevent the recurrence of diarrhea or C. Difficile. In addition, if you do have C. Difficile, take the protocol of antibiotics but do add probiotics to prevent recurrence. That's the only way to make sure you remain free of this nasty bacteria.
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This my own on going personal expierance with C Diff from taking antibiotics for a bladder infection I had i started rotting symptoms on the 5th day of antibiotics and started getting worse on the last day I started puking out water and going 30 + times in a 24 hour period I knew something was wrong so I went to the Emergancy in pretty bad shape with extreme abdominal pain and diarrhea I suggest if you start having these symptoms that you rush to the hospital right away because you get sick and worse real fast!
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Treating C. Difficile Infection Naturally - VitaLife Show Episode 257 In today's episode Dr. Janine Bowring shares with us how to treat C Difficile naturally. C Difficile is a common bad bacterial infection that is localized to the gut. This bacterial infection is usually picked up through a hospital setting. Avoid having to go to the hospital if you can, especially as a patient but even when visiting (hopefully your loved ones are healthy around you). It can be treated naturally, but you need to be forceful and do things in the right way. Prevention is key, because you want to prevent any bad bacteria adhering to your system and digestive tract. By maintaining good levels of probiotics, your healthy good gut flora in your digestive tract, your immune system will be strong and ready to fight any bad bacteria. Probiotics are to be taken on a daily basis not only to prevent but also to maintain a healthy immune system. Apple Cider Vinegar naturally occurring is a great way to make sure you have enough stomach acidity to fight off that bad bacterium, if you come in contact with them. Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tablespoon a day, in a large glass of water helps to regulate your digestive tract and helps to maintain your good gut flora. It is also very important to maintain a healthy diet, whole foods such as vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your body and flush out toxins. To keep your body strong, healthy and fit but also to keep your digestive tract in that top condition. Processed foods and sugars feed bacteria, the less sugar in your diet the less the bad bacteria has to feed off of. Go to our website for more information www.vitatree.com. Join us next time for more great videos! VitaTree Website: https://www.vitatree.com Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitatree Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/VitaTree Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/VitaTree Follow us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/vitatree These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose,treat,cure or prevent any disease. https://youtu.be/7oFTQCfJcpU -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How To Do An Easy Full Body Detox - VitaLife Show Episode 265" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPIECMYNHoA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Scientists at the University of Leicester in Britain have discovered a way to treat the highly infectious superbug Clostridium difficile, which killed almost 2,000 people last year. They have isolated viruses that can destroy the deadly bacteria. It is a breakthrough that could have major implications for the fight against antibiotic resistance. Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports.
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Clostridium difficile infection is a serious condition that can lead to colon destruction. In this virtual lecture, Michael Miller, PhD, Microbiology Technical Services, LLC, talks about what the organism is, how infection occurs, how it spreads, and what can be done to control and prevent it. ASM’s virtual lectures are conducted by fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. If you’d like to learn more about AAM Fellowships, please click http://academy.asm.org/index.php/fellows. Michael Miller is the author of the newly released third edition of A Guide to Specimen Management in Clinical Microbiology. http://www.asmscience.org/content/book/10.1128/9781555819620 Subscribe to ASM's YouTube channel at https://goo.gl/mOVHlK Learn more about the American Society for Microbiology at http://www.asm.org Become a member today at http://www.asmscience.org/join Interact with us on social at: Facebook Show your support and get updates on the latest microbial offerings and news from the ASM. http://www.facebook.com/asmfan ASM International Facebook Groups Join an ASM International Facebook Group and connect with microbiologists in your region. http://www.asm.org/index.php/programs/asm-international-facebook-groups Twitter Follow all the latest news from the Society. http://www.twitter.com/ASMicrobiology Instagram Outstanding images of your favorite viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites http://www.instagram.com/asmicrobiology/
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http://utahtexans.com/ Click on the link above for a free video guide to shopping for dietary supplements. I'm going to share with you the major C diff symptoms, how someone gets this health problem as well as some interesting ideas on treating it. As you can probably tell C diff is short for something, and that is clostridium difficile. Sounds like a magic spell. In a nutshell it's a bacterial infection in the digestive system that causes all kinds of problems. Unfortunately every year this bacteria gets more people sick and kills more people. These bacteria create little spores that are survival machines almost like roaches. The spores of C diff can survive for years traveling in the air and on surfaces, and They can be inhaled or ingested accidentally. This is why many people actually have these bacteria in their system right now. The reason not everyone gets sick is because good bacteria are keeping them in check. Here comes antiobiotics, which are supposed to be helpful and do help with certain things but they kill off the good bacteria. The C Diff bacteria can they grow unchecked and bring about as much harm as an unruly mob. One of the most common symptoms of C diff is watery diarrhea a few times a day. Interestingly enough if you just look at your stools it can tell you a lot about your health. Stools should gently slide in the toilet making a tiny splash like an Olympic diver. Stools that are white, yellow, grey or bloody are all bad signs. Lastly floaters, ones that splash majorly, watery stools and of course ones that are painful are all bad signs. I bet you never thought you would be learning about stools today right? Another very common sign of a C diff infection is abdominal pain. Some other signals could be a fever, loss of an appetite, blood or pus in stools, nausea and someone losing weight abnormally. The very sad thing with this disease is that many people might brush these symptoms off as being normal or nothing serious. This isn't the right move because in some cases C diff can bring about damage in the digestive tract that can be fatal. Besides putting holes in your digestive tubes C diff can lead to kidney failure, which can also be fatal. I understand doctors can be expensive and sometimes it's not worth it to see one. My thoughts on when to see a doctor are determined by your inner voice, which is usually very wise. Unless you're around beautiful women then sometimes it gets stupid, at least sometimes mine does. If you think for a second something is seriously wrong then it's best to see a doctor right away, and not second guess yourself. The best thing someone can do to avoid C diff is to wash their hands. Sounds silly and common sense, but sometimes the most effective things are the simplest right? Antibiotics, which should only be taken if you absolutely have to. Try to chew your food a lot before you eat it, this helps release digestible enzymes. The next thing you can do is take prebiotics. No this stuff is not in yogurt, that is called probiotics and there is a big difference. Prebiotics are found in nature while probiotics are man-made and are usually found in yogurt. Companies that sale yogurt want you to believe that probiotics are the greatest thing since sliced bread. They do add some good bacteria, but they can be killed easily, and don't do a lot to help. Prebiotics help good bacteria by enabling them to reproduce a lot, and this is way more helpful. The easiest way to get prebiotics would be by taking a dietary supplement, or you can get it by eating 1,000 kiwis a day. Ok, maybe the stuff in supplements isn't 1,000 kiwis, but it's a lot. Before you go out and buy a bunch of prebiotic supplements, I want to warn you of something. There are a lot of crappy dietary supplements on the marketplace. The reason for this is because in many countries the laws that regulate the industry are about as loose as MC Hammer's pants To make things easier for you I've created a free video guide on shopping for dietary supplements. It talks about how to identify a good product from a risky one, and much more like herbal remedies and what to take for certain conditions. I think you're really going to like it and you don't have much to lose by checking it out, since it's free. You can view this guide at http://texasvitamins.com/go/youtube.html.
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Bacterial infection with C. difficile inflames the colon and causes diarrhea – that can be debilitating – and other intestinal symptoms. Infection with Clostridium difficile is very serious, can often recur, and can even lead to death. Franҫais: https://youtu.be/26d8COMHZQw The Gastrointestinal Society, a registered Canadian charity, provides trusted, evidence-based information on all areas of the gastrointestinal tract, and is committed to improving the lives of people with GI and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting gastrointestinal and liver health. For more free information on this and other information on digestive diseases and disorders, please visit our website http://www.badgut.org/ The information contained in this video is in no way intended to replace the knowledge or diagnosis of your health care provider. We advise seeking a physician or medical professional whenever a health problem arises requiring an expert's care. © 2016. Gastrointestinal Society.
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C. Difficile – What it is, Symptoms, Recurrence, Mortality, Costs and Prevention Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile as it’s commonly known, is a bacteria that causes diarrhea and, in some cases, serious conditions such as colitis, bowel perforations, sepsis and even death. It is one of the most common infections found in hospitals and long-term care facilities and the most frequent cause of infectious diarrhea. The people most at risk of contracting C. difficile include: people in health-care settings, the elderly, people taking antibiotics, chemotherapy and immunosuppressed patients, people with a severe underlying illness and people with gastric acid suppression. C. difficile is highly contagious and can spread from person-to-person or within healthcare settings. The spores can survive for months on surfaces touched by hands such as: Floors, toilets, linens and more. To learn more and consult the references, please watch the video!
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In this video and the accompanying review in Trends in Microbiology, Sarah Larcombe discusses how antibiotics can affect the microbial community in the gut and lead to antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD). Clostridium difficile is most commonly associated with this, however, several other bacterial pathogens can also cause AAD and Larcombe et al. call for us to revisit our thinking about AAD to include non-Clostridium difficile pathogens. Check out the paper at: http://www.cell.com/trends/microbiology/fulltext/S0966-842X(16)00025-1 Citation: Larcombe, S. et al. (2016) Involvement of Bacteria Other Than Clostridium difficile in Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea.Trends Microbiol. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2016.02.001
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A basic definition of Clostridium Difficile for Nurses C –diff is a bacteria that causes inflammation of the colon which is called colitis. Toxins produced by c-diff attack the intestinal lining. Those at high risk for C-diff are: • Elderly patients usually over the age of 65. • Those patients with recent hospitalizations • Patients with recent antibiotic C-diff usually occurs as a 3-step process: 1. First step is destruction of the normal flora (the current antibiotic may have killed good bacteria along with bad bacteria) 2. Ingests C-Diff bacteria (primarily acquired nosocomially as the spores can be abundant in the hospital environment) 3. Developments of C-diff disease – Usually around 7 day incubation. Signs and symptoms: • Abdominal cramping and pain • Watery stool ( 10-15 per day) • Dehydration • Fever • Renal failure • Pus or blood in stool Tests: • Stool cultures (can take several days to grow) • Colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy Treatments: • Try to stop current antibiotic that triggered the illness if possible • Start new antibiotic to combat C-Diff bacteria (usually flagyl or vanco) • Surgery to remove part of colon affected • Probiotics – helps restore healthy organisms such as bacteria and yeast to help restore the healthy balance of the intestine. May also deter further C.diff infections. This bacteria can live on surface for a long period of time. It is found in feces. People become infected when they touch contaminated surfaces (hands, phones, tables, etc.) then touch their mouth. Prevention: Hand washing Contact precautions Clean equipment and room with chlorine bleach (bleach kills the spores) Learn more about this and other nursing topics at www.Nursestudy.net Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NurseStudyNet
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Learn how you can fight C-Diff without antibiotics. Here is the study that gave me hope that turmeric would help eradicate the c-diff. http://farahmd.blogspot.com/2011/11/turmeric-enema-may-equal-vancomycin-for.html?m=1 http://healyourselfathome.com/HEALTH_PROBLEMS/INFECTIONS/C_DIFFICILE/C_DIFFICILE_TREATMENT/C_DIFFICILE_natural_pathogen_killers.aspx I also used this article to figure out how to actually do the turmeric enemas. I modified the protocol a little bit and only used the iodine enemas and the turmeric enema. I also purchased an enema bucket. See link below. http://www.drclark.info/en/drclark_protocol/cancer/advanced_cancer/super_enema.php This is what I ate while fighting C-diff: http://ohdeardrea.blogspot.com/2015/07/what-i-eat-my-new-c-diff-recovery-diet.html?m=1 The enema bucket I used to do the iodine/turmeric enemas: https://www.amazon.com/Kendall-Seamless-Enema-Bucket-145546/dp/B004FD7WRW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468187382&sr=8-1&keywords=enema+bucket Turmeric Tea recipe: https://draxe.com/recipe/turmeric-tea-recipe/ I substituted the ghee with coconut oil and the honey with liquid stevia. Where to buy Sacchromyces Boulardii: https://www.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Saccharomyces-Boulardii-Vegetarian/dp/B005P0K5LY/ref=pd_lpo_121_tr_t_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MTPZ6Z1M00YHZ9XX71XY
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Click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/ucbible for the Crohn's And Ulcerative Colitis Bible, and click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/crohnsguide for the Breakthrough Crohn's Disease Guide. Clostridium difficile (also known as C difficile or simply C diff) is the scientific name for the most common type of bacteria that causes colon infections. This video details typical symptoms of a colon infection caused by this bacteria. Colon infections are also sometimescalled infection of the bowel. The video also covers colon infection treatment with antibiotics. Doctors also sometimes recommend probiotics to be used in conjunction with the antibiotics. This video is a basic introduction to the subject of colon infection symptoms, and it is intended for the general public. It is not meant to be used as a resource for medical professionals. Anyone watching this video should always and only rely on the advice of their doctor in the diagnosis or treatment of C difficile colon infection symptoms.
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This video looks at the causes of C. difficile infection (CDI), how it spreads, what are its symptoms, why it is an important issue and how is it treated or mitigated. While the video primarily focuses on CDI in hospitals, it can occur other environments. This video was made by McMaster Demystifying Medicine students Mohammed Ahmed, Roham Sanaie, Hanna Tessema and Nerizsa Tenorio Copyright McMaster University 2018 References: 1) Aljarallah, K. M. (2017). Conventional and alternative treatment approaches for Clostridium difficile infection. International Journal of Health Sciences, 11(1), 1–10. 2) Fehér, C., Soriano, A., & Mensa, J. (2017). A Review of Experimental and Off-Label Therapies for Clostridium difficile Infection. Infectious Diseases and Therapy, 6(1), 1–35. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40121-016-0140-z 3) Leuzzi, R., Adamo, R., & Scarselli, M. (2014). Vaccines against Clostridium difficile. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 10(6), 1466–1477. http://doi.org/10.4161/hv.28428 4) Stubblefield, H. (2014). What Are Nosocomial Infections? Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/hospital-acquired-nosocomial-infections 5) Millan, B., Park, H., Hotte, N., Mathieu, O., Burguiere, P., Tompkins, T. A., … Madsen, K. L. (2016). Fecal Microbial Transplants Reduce Antibiotic-resistant Genes in Patients With Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 62(12), 1479–1486. http://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw185
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Clostridium difficile (c. diff.) can exist in a healthy person's gut without them exhibiting symptoms. The spores also exist in hospitals and nursing homes, attacking patients on antibiotics and with medical conditions that make them susceptible to bacteria. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria, leaving c.diff to multiply in the small intestine where it starts attacking the colon. Symptoms include severe abdominal pains, bloody stools, and colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Other than using antibiotics to treat c.diff, a more experimental treatment called fecal bacteriotherapy, or feces transplant, can be used. A healthy donor's feces is injected into the patient via an enema, creating a new, healthy gut flora. C. diff. kills 14,000 people each year in North America.
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Ciaran P. Kelly, MD, MB, professor, Harvard Medical School and director of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses topics in management of Clostridium difficile (C diff) infections. This lecture was part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine Grand Rounds series. The title of his November 6, 2015 Grand Rounds talk is "Clostridium difficile: Beyond Antibiotics." University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Grand Rounds are presented throughout the academic year and are intended for health care professionals and medical researchers. Unless otherwise indicated, Grand Rounds occurs in the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital auditorium, Room A1028, Madison, Wisconsin. All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information on the Grand Rounds lecture series, visit http://www.medicine.wisc.edu/dom/medicine-grand-rounds
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This is an off the cuff interview with my friend Sarah whose father died in March 2013 of complications related to Clostridium Difficile bacteria. What was particularly heart-breaking about this is she knew about fecal transplants from me and asked her father's doctor to perform them after 4 rounds of antibiotics failed to work. Unfortunately her father's doctor refused citing restrictions from hospitals and the FDA which would have required an Investigational New Drug permit. For more about how to do fecal transplants see my video about DIY Fecal Transplants to cure yourself of digestive disease - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEMnRC22oOs
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What Causes C. Diff? Dirty Hospitals
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Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a vicious bacterial infection in the intestinal tract that causes a bloody diarrhea caused by the overgrowth of C. diff. It is usually caused by treatment with oral antibiotics and kills 14,000 Americans every year. Ironically mainstream medicine has elected to treat this condition with very powerful antibiotics and resins that absorb the toxic metabolites of C. diff. Often times this treatment is not effective, which is disasterous since treatment with nutritional supplements nearly always cures this problem New research from Harvard shows that an enzyme produced by the intestinal tract called intestinal alkaline phosphatase can speed the elimination of the C. diff toxins and speed up the healing process. While this is good news, there is much that can be done by treating the bowel with a probiotic, l-glutamine, bowel nutrients, quercetin, and saccharomyces boulardii. For more information please visit www.doctorsaputo.com
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This presentation provides an update on the recently published C difficile infection (CDI) management guideline from the IDSA and how antimicrobial stewardship programs can help curtail CDI. Drs. Horne and Vivekanadan co-presented in this session of the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit held on June 1st, 2018.
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http://peggyfoundation.org - This education video covers a range of C. diff topics from prevalence to symptoms to treatment -- both medical and holistic -- to the role of antibiotic overuse in fueling the epidemic to how C. diff causes illness. It also features the stories of two C. diff survivors, Shannon Smith and Joan Hardin, and another person, Regina Mulligan, who lost her life to C. diff, as well as interviews with a range of experts in the field, including Brian Koll, MD -- Director of Infection Control at Beth Israel Medical Center; Moshe Rubin, MD -- Director of Gastroenterology at New York Hospital Queens; Betsy McCaughey, PhD -- Chair, Committee to Reduce Infectious Deaths; Reid Winick, DDS and Tammy Kohlschmidt, RDH --Dentistry for Health; and . Denice Hilty, DC -- Transformational Healthcare.
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http://www.watermark-inc.com/medical-animations.html Video Narration: Hospitalized patients are routinely given IV antibiotics that may be used to treat infections such as pneumonia or to prevent infections associated with surgery. Many antibiotics are partially excreted by the body through the bile and into the small intestine where…as a result, they can upset the natural balance of healthy bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract. This imbalance in the GI tract can result in the proliferation of disease-causing bacteria such as Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff., which in turn can lead to serious side effects including diarrhea, colitis, and in the worst cases, death. Diarrhea and colitis caused by antibiotic treatment is a serious hospital-acquired problem that results in billions of dollars in healthcare costs annually. SYN-004 is being developed as an oral tablet to be co-administered with IV antibiotics. SYN-004 is intended to remain within the intestine and to degrade certain IV antibiotics that have been excreted into the intestine. SYN-004 as a preventative treatment is expected to protect the healthy microflora from the overgrowth of C. diff. and its harmful effects on patients. The objective of administering SYN-004 with the IV antibiotic is to allow the antibiotic to treat the infection while SYN-004 protects the gastrointestinal tract from the development of diarrhea and colitis.
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#CDiff, is something anyone on #antibiotics should read about. If you have an #Ileostomy or not and have output like this one and you have been on antibiotics, you should ask your #doctor to be #tested for C-diff. It is a #health issue most #doctors don't understand or know about. #Cdiff #Stoma I had a Fecal transplantation and it saved my life, cured the c-diff in a week.. #Fecaltransplantation C-diff: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/clostridium-difficile-colitis http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/ileostomyguide/ileostomy-what-is-ileostomy http://www.gutsense.org/gutsense/diverticular.html http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/diverticulitis-topic-overview
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People getting medical care can catch serious infections called healthcare-associated infections, also known as HAIs. While some types of HAIs are declining, one -- caused by a bacterium known as Clostridium difficile or C. diff -- remains at historically high levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), C. diff causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon, known as colitis. It is linked to approximately 14,000 American deaths each year. C. diff is shed in feces. Any surface, device, or material (e.g., toilets, bathing tubs, and electronic rectal thermometers) that becomes contaminated with feces may serve as a reservoir for the organism's spores which can survive for long periods on surfaces. Those most at risk are people, especially older adults, who take antibiotics and also get medical care. When a person takes antibiotics, good germs that protect against infection are destroyed for a period of time. During this period, patients can get sick from C. diff picked up from contaminated surfaces or spread from a healthcare provider's hands. There are steps that can be taken to help prevent the spread of C. diff. They include the following: • Healthcare providers and patients should practice good hand hygiene and use Contact Precautions when appropriate • Antibiotics should be taken judiciously • Environmental cleaning and disinfection strategies should be implemented In recent years, community-acquired C. diff infections that take place outside of healthcare settings have been on the rise. Fortunately, for those who do become infected, C. diff can generally be effectively treated through the use of antibiotics. These are just a few things to know about Clostridium difficile infections, to learn more about this or other health and safety, occupational or environmental issues, please visit the websites shown in the video.
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C.Diff Infection Welcome to Dr. Nandi’s health update. Today, let’s talk about an infection that affects tens of thousands of people in the United States, Clostridium Difficile or C. diff as it’s commonly known. The infection is caused by a bacteria and causes symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain or cramping. This can sometimes worsen and fever, more severe pain can be experienced. Sometimes, C. diff can progress to life threatening colon inflammation. If mild, this infection can be treated at home but as it becomes more severe, hospitalization is needed. So who is at risk for this infection? People with no risk factors may get this infection but your chances are higher with recent use of antibiotics, are over 65 years of age, have been recently hospitalized, have a weakened immune system and have a previous C.diff infection. A diagnosis is made by stool test to find the infection. Examination of the colon is sometimes needed with a test called endoscopy. A CAT scan can also be useful with infected patients. Once you are diagnosed, treatment is started with antibiotics. Probiotics or good bacteria and yeast can be used to treat this infection. In severe disease, surgery may be necessary to remove the diseased parts of the colon. Prevention if very important. Hand washing is critical, especially in health care workers and family members of infected patients. Also important is not using antibiotics unnecessarily. With simple illnesses, try not to use antibiotics and if used, take appropriately. Thank you for watching. Remember; make healthy living part of every day! Namaste and see you next time! Visit my website: https://askdrnandi.com/ Subscribe to my Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AskDrNandiChannel Like & Follow my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AskDrNandi/ Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/partha-nandi-md-37682362 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AskDrNandi Instagram: https://instagram.com/askdrnandi/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/askdrnandi/ Follow us on G+: https://plus.google.com/+AskDrNandiChannel AskDrParthaNandi
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Clostridium difficile infection is an important cause of intestinal disease, primarily affecting hospitalized patients exposed to antibiotics. Infection has been associated with prolonged hospital stays and excess healthcare expenditures.Recent changes in epidemiology of this disease show a rise in community-acquired cases in people outside the hospital settings without traditional risk factors.Participants will discuss this disturbing trend as well as the potential role of animals and the food supply and the status of current vaccine development efforts. Erik Dubberke, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Glenn Songer, PhD, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Clifford McDonald, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
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Subscribe to this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKDwY2bhQtcMUZ3UFdN3Mng?sub_confirmation=1 Other Infectious Disease Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfBFwAwues0nUpkmeLncvvUV315dXVo4o Clostridium difficile infection (CDI or C-dif) is a symptomatic infection due to the spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium difficile. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain. It makes up about 20% of cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Complications may include pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, perforation of the colon, and sepsis. Clostridium difficile infection is spread by bacterial spores found within feces. Surfaces may become contaminated with the spores with further spread occurring via the hands of healthcare workers. Risk factors for infection include antibiotic or proton pump inhibitors use, hospitalization, other health problems, and older age. Diagnosis is by stool culture or testing for the bacteria's DNA or toxins. If a person tests positive but has no symptoms, the condition is known as C. difficile colonization rather than an infection. Prevention is by hand washing, terminal room cleaning in hospital, and limiting antibiotic use. Discontinuation of antibiotics may result in resolution of symptoms within three days in about 20% of those infected. Often the antibiotics metronidazole, vancomycin or fidaxomicin will cure the infection. Retesting after treatment, as long as the symptoms have resolved, is not recommended, as the person may remain colonized. Recurrences have been reported in up to 25% of people. Some tentative evidence indicates fecal microbiota transplantation and probiotics may decrease the risk of recurrence. Signs and symptoms of CDI range from mild diarrhea to severe life-threatening inflammation of the colon. In adults, a clinical prediction rule found the best signs to be significant diarrhea ("new onset of more than three partially formed or watery stools per 24-hour period"), recent antibiotic exposure, abdominal pain, fever (up to 40.5 °C or 105 °F), and a distinctive foul odor to the stool resembling horse manure. In a population of hospitalized patients, prior antibiotic treatment plus diarrhea or abdominal pain had a sensitivity of 86% and a specificity of 45%. In this study with a prevalence of positive cytotoxin assays of 14%, the positive predictive value was 18% and the negative predictive value was 94%. In children, the most prevalent symptom of a CDI is watery diarrhea with at least three bowel movements a day for two or more days, which may be accompanied by fever, loss of appetite, nausea, and/or abdominal pain. Those with a severe infection also may develop serious inflammation of the colon and have little or no diarrhea. Metronidazole typically is the initial drug of choice for mild to moderate disease, because of lower price. Typically, it is taken three times a day for 10 days. Vancomycin by mouth is preferred for severe disease. Additionally, vancomycin may be used to treat mild-to-moderate disease if diarrhea persists after a course of metronidazole. Since metronidazole has the potential to cause birth defects, pregnant women with Clostridium difficile infection may be treated with vancomycin regardless of disease severity. Vancomycin may be more effective than metronidazole. Typical vancomycin dosage is taken four times daily for 10 days. It may be given rectally if the person develops an ileus and cannot take medications by mouth. Fidaxomicin has been found to be as effective as vancomycin in those with mild to moderate disease, and may be better in those with severe disease. It is tolerated as well as vancomycin, and may have a lower risk of recurrence. It may be used in those who have recurrent infections and have not responded to other antibiotics. Medications used to slow or stop diarrhea, such as loperamide, may worsen C. difficile disease, so are not recommended. Cholestyramine, an ion exchange resin, is effective in binding both toxin A and B, slowing bowel motility, and helping prevent dehydration. Cholestyramine is recommended with vancomycin. A last-resort treatment in those who are immunosuppressed is intravenous immunoglobulin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clostridium_difficile_infection
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Update: Antibiotics for treatment of mild or moderate CDI include oral vancomycin or oral fidaxomicin; metronidazole has been an alternative agent. Oral vancomycin is suggested for the initial treatment of mild or moderate CDI; fidaxomicin has been associated with a lower recurrence rate but is substantially more expensive than vancomycin Use of metronidazole has been associated with treatment failure; the reasons are poorly understood. One contributing factor may be that stool drug levels in patients taking oral metronidazole decrease as colonic inflammation subsides, where stool drug levels in patients taking oral vancomycin or fidaxomicin remain high throughout the course of therapy.
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Diversity in our gut bacteria is important in essential for combating disease., and it turns out that taking the typical, over-the-counter acid blocking drugs that everyone seems to think they need dramatically changes the gut bacteria. This sets the stage for a potentially life-threatening illness due to bacterial overgrow. This video focuses on the potential for acid-blocking drugs, called PPIs, to cause an infection known as C. difficile. It's really troubling when you recognize that this infection is associated with more than 30,000 deaths in America every year!
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Clostridium difficile is a superbug that can cause serious infections, often in hospitalised patients. The pathogenesis is mostly caused by secreted protein toxins. This video schematically describes how the toxins secreted by the bacteria in the gut can penetrate the cell lining the intestine. Our lab is currently exploring new ways to prevent the toxins from penetrating in the intestinal cells. For more information, see: http://www.galenik.ethz.ch/people/cbastien/research
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C Difficile or clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause inflammation of the colon. Elderly patients or those who require prolonged use of antibiotics are at greatest risk. To protect yourself or a loved one from this infection, it is important to understand basic precautions healthcare professionals and visitors can take. This program, created in partnership with SafeCare Campaign, is part of the Patient Channel library of award-winning video education. The Patient Channel, which is compliant with nationally recognized standards of care and clinical guidelines is easily integrated into clinical workflow and aligns with health system's goals to improve patient satisfaction and compliance initiatives. Learn more about how to include this resource as part of your patient education offering at www.thewellnessnetwork.net or call 1-888-219-4678.
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Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff, CDI and C. difficile, is a bacterium that may develop due to the prolonged use of antibiotics during healthcare treatment. C. diff infections cause diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. It is a major culprit for healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and has been increasingly identified as a community acquired infection.
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Are these two killing you? Do you have bloating, stomach pain, cramps, loose stools, diarrhea, bleeding, colitis, etc? This video will show you how I treated myself naturally to overcome this. Click on this link to purchase what I took to heal me and also don't forget to use code REK978 to save money on your first purchases. http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Saccharomyces-Boulardii-MOS-90-Capsules/372#p=1&oos=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=c%20diff&rc=31&sr=null&ic=1 and http://www.iherb.com/Healthy-Origins-Probiotic-30-Billion-CFU-s-60-Vcaps/19518#p=1&oos=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=probiotics&rc=1022&sr=null&ic=4
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Why does the United States appear to have the highest level of C. diff contamination of the meat supply? Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at https://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe and get a free recipe from his new HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK. (All proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sales of his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements go to support the 501c3 nonprofit that runs NutritionFacts.org.) Never heard of C. diff? That’s the Toxic Megacolon Superbug (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/toxic-megacolon-superbug/) I’ve talked about before. Another foodborne illness tied to pork industry practices is yersiniosis. See: Yersinia in Pork (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/yersinia-in-pork/). MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus) is another so-called superbug in the meat supply: • Airborne MRSA (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/airborne-mrsa/) • MRSA in U.S. Retail Meat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/mrsa-in-u-s-retail-meat/) • MRSA Superbugs in Meat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/mrsa-superbugs-in-meat) More on the scourge of antibiotic resistance and what can be done about it: • Antibiotics: Agribusinesses’ Pound of Flesh (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Antibiotics-Agribusinesses-Pound-of-Flesh) • Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/past-the-age-of-miracles-facing-a-post-antibiotic-age/) • Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/superbugs-in-conventional-vs-organic-chicken/) How is it even legal to sell foods with such pathogens? See Salmonella in Chicken & Turkey: Deadly But Not Illegal (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/salmonella-in-chicken-turkey-deadly-but-not-illegal/) and Chicken Salmonella Thanks to Meat Industry Lawsuit (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/chicken-salmonella-thanks-to-meat-industry-lawsuit/). Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/c-difficile-superbugs-in-meat and he'll try to answer it! http://www.NutritionFacts.org • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nutrition_facts • Podcast: http://nutritionfacts.org/audio/ • Subscribe: http://http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ • Donate: http://www.NutritionFacts.org/donate
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Related videos: How To Define Colitis Or Inflammation Of The Bowel https://youtu.be/qGLKGHgxWwo What Is Ulcerative Colitis? https://youtu.be/TRDMtIaZMNo Why Does My Abdomen Hurt? https://youtu.be/uHWPDWn2EE4 What Is A C Diff Bacterial Colon Infection? "C diff" is an abbreciation for a type of bacteria: clostridium difficile. This strain of bacteria can cause can cause dangerous even life-threatening inflammation of the colon known as colitis. The infection is most likely to appear in older adults during a hospital stay, or residents of a long-term care facility. C. difficile causes colitis by producing toxins that damage the lining of the colon. The infection typically occurs after an individual has been exposed to antibiotic medications. These antibiotics may alter the balance of good bacteria in the intestines, allowing C. difficile to multiply, sometimes resulting in patches of raw tissue and internal bleeding.
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