Larry K. Kociolek, MD, MSCI

Dr Kociolek is the associate medical director of infection prevention and control at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and assistant professor of pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Illinois.

Most Recent Articles by Larry K. Kociolek, MD, MSCI

The Role of Dietary Trehalose in the <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Epidemic

The Role of Dietary Trehalose in the Clostridium difficile Epidemic

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There remains a need for novel therapeutic strategies, such as a low-trehalose diet, for CDI treatment and prevention, and this is a potential area of future clinical investigation. The clinical benefit of such strategies should be proven before wide-scale changes to trehalose use in food manufacturing are undertaken.

<i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection in the Intensive Care Setting

Clostridium difficile Infection in the Intensive Care Setting

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It is important to understand the relative severity of CDI in patients in the ICU because it effects treatment decisions. However, primary prevention remains a vitally important strategy to limit morbidity and mortality related to CDI in this vulnerable patient population.

Updated <i>C difficile</i> Infection Clinical Guidance From IDSA/SHEA

Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidance From IDSA/SHEA

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New guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection call for increased attention to the proper diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases to guard against the unwarranted use of antibiotic drugs.

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