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Bezlotoxumab Reduces 30-Day Hospital Readmissions for C difficile Infection

Bezlotoxumab Reduces 30-Day Hospital Readmissions for C difficile Infection

Bezlotoxumab, given with antibacterials for Clostridium difficile, could be effective as a preventive treatment for C difficile infection.

Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Decrease In Pediatric Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations

Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Decrease In Pediatric Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations

Implementation of rotavirus vaccination correlated with a reduction in acute gastroenteritis related hospitalization rates among children.

CDC Issues Advisory on the Rise of Cyclosporiasis

CDC Issues Advisory on the Rise of Cyclosporiasis

The CDC Health Alert Network has issued an advisory regarding an increase in cases of the intestinal illness cyclosporiasis.

Liver Cancer Mortality Rates Have Doubled Since Mid-1980s

Liver Cancer Mortality Rates Have Doubled Since Mid-1980s

Liver cancer has become the fastest growing cause of cancer deaths in the Unites States.

Intestinal Dysbiosis May Link ME/CFS With GI and Neurological Disturbances

Intestinal Dysbiosis May Link ME/CFS With GI and Neurological Disturbances

Findings indicate that dysbiotic features that are uniquely ME/CFS-associated may be masked by disturbances arising from the high prevalence of IBS co-morbidity in ME/CFS.

CDC Lists Top Pathogens for Foodborne Illnesses

CDC Lists Top Pathogens for Foodborne Illnesses

Researcher found that while Salmonella infections decreased, reported Yersinia, Cryptosporidium, and Shiga toxin-producing E coli infections increased.

Facilitating Care for Patients With Early Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Facilitating Care for Patients With Early Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Investigators proposed an algorithm to facilitate the decision-making process of clinical care for patients with very early hepatocellular carcinoma.

Acute Myocardial Infarction Common in Renal Transplant Recipients

Acute Myocardial Infarction Common in Renal Transplant Recipients

Acute STEMI accounted for 29.3% of renal transplant recipients admissions.

Strategies for Increasing Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening

Strategies for Increasing Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening

Outreach strategies doubled the percentage of patients with cirrhosis who underwent ultrasound screening for HCC.

GI Inflammation Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

GI Inflammation Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Duodenal mucosa in type 1 diabetes present with disease-specific abnormalities and inflammation, according to researchers.

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