An experimental vaccine for Clostridium difficile provided protection in 100% of mice and monkeys that received it. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, the vaccine could be a valuable preventive measure against the infection, which kills about 30,000 Americans every year.
Quidel won a coveted 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new hand-held molecular diagnostic test to detect DNA for Clostridium difficile bacteria.
Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, is a nasty bit of business. It can be the scourge of hospitals, striking patients when antibiotics kill all the "good bugs" that dwell in the gut--like the
Clostridium difficile: Yes, it is just as nasty as it sounds. C. difficile is a "superbug" that is the scourge of hospitals. It strikes when antibiotics kill all the "good bugs" that dwell in your