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Meaning of C.diff in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES C.DIFF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile diarrhea (from the Greek kloster (κλωστήρ), "spindle", and Latin difficile, "difficult, obstinate"), is a type of infectious diarrhea caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile. Clostridium difficile is also known as CDF/cdf, or C. diff, is a species of Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria. While it can be a minor part of normal colonic flora, the bacterium is thought to cause disease when competing bacteria in the gut have been reduced by antibiotic treatment. C. difficile infections are the most common cause of pseudomembranous colitis, and in rare cases this can progress to toxic megacolon, which can be life-threatening. C. difficile infection (CDI) is a growing problem in healthcare facilities. Outbreaks occur when humans accidentally ingest spores in a medical facility. The infection kills 14,000 people a year in America alone. When the bacteria are in a colon in which normal gut flora has been destroyed (usually after a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as clindamycin has been used), the gut becomes overrun with C. difficile.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «C.DIFF»

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Probiotics For Dummies
The incidence and severity of C. diff. have been increasing in epidemic proportion over the last decade, and so have deaths associated with it. Hypervirulent strains of C. diff. throughout North America and Europe have contributed to the ...
autorShekhar Challa, 2012
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Philosophy of Biology
For example, consider the intestinal bacterium, clostrium difficile (c. diff.), that we humans invariably acquire in the food and drink we consume (the example comes from [Wendler, 1996]). C. diff is invariantly acquired, that is, it emerges in all of ...
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100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease and Ulcerative ...
Symptoms from C. diff. can include crampy abdominal pain, excess gas,and explosive,foul-smelling,frequent diarrhea. Usually the antibiotics metronidazole or vancomycin are used to treat a C.diff.infection. Probiotics Healthy bacteria that can ...
autorAndrew S. Warner, Amy E. Barto, 2010
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Where Biology Meets Psychology: Philosophical Essays
Humans typically possess an abundant supply of a particular species of bacteria clostrium difficile (c. diff.) in our intestines. Humans are not born with c. diff; we typically acquire it by ingesting food and water. C. diff. is not harmful to healthy ...
autorValerie Gray Hardcastle, 1999
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The Patient Survival Guide: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent ...
However, even when the drug works initially, enterococci bacteria may develop vancomycin resistance during treatment.10 C. diff is another common type of bacteria that we all have in our intestinal tract. C. diff usually lives peacefully along ...
autorMaryanne McGuckin Dr., Sc., Ed., 2012
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The Cosmological Implications of Diffeomorphisms
... Expand[Var[f, diff] + Var[g, diff]] Var[f_ * g_, diff] := Expand[Var[f,diff]*g + f*Var[g, diff]] Var[a_?NumberQ * f_, diff] := Expand [a* Var[f, diff]] Var[diff[la_, lbj, diff] := Vardiff[la, lb] Var[OD[diff[la_, lb J, c ], diff] := OD[Var[diff[la, lb], diff], c] Var[CD[diff[ la_, ...
autorTakeshi Yasuda, 2006
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Poignant Moments...: A Caregiver's Perspective
(Literally, shit) C diff. Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea, A.A.D. (more acronyms) or formally known as Clostridium Difficile Colitis or maybe C.D.A.D., Clostridium Difficile Antibiotic Diarrhea. Simply difficult to get rid of. Then there are different ...
autorJohn Wissler, 2005
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Evidence: Safer Patients Initiative phase two
Tests for differences in differences were not significant (p=0.45 and p:0.16, appendix 4, table A4). C. diff and MRSA rates Data Data on numbers of C. diff and MRSA cases were available for all 18 trusts. C. diff Over all time periods, the median ...
autorThe Health Foundation
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100 Questions and Answers About Crohn's Disease
More severe symptoms require treatment with a different antibiotic that will eliminate the C. diff bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract. C. diff infections in patients with UC and CD have become more frequent. C. diff more commonly affects ...
autorFarraye, 2012
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Superbugs
You may have C. diff in your intestines. C. diff makes spores that can even spread through the air. Once C. diff settles on your hands, it can easily travel through your mouth to your gut. But when you are healthy, and not taking antibiotics, the ...
autorJohn DiConsiglio, 2013
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C.diff and MRSA cases decrease
Public Health Minister Maureen Watt welcomed the falls, including the decrease in C.diff infections in older patients to the lowest level ever. «Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra, Jul 15»
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Two infectious diseases that physicians say you should know more …
Sax listed influenza, C.diff, MRSA, Lyme, and vaccine-preventable diseases as “feared too little” by the public. Page 2 of 2 - Cilley was in ... «Taunton Daily Gazette, Jul 15»
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Two New Studies Show Decrease in Hospital Acquired Infections …
The hospital disinfected only C.diff discharges throughout the rest of the facility, which resulted in a 41 percent decrease in C.diff infections ... «Business Wire, Jun 15»
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Surfacide to Host C. diff Experts at APIC
“Multi-drug-resistant organisms like C.diff have long been a formidable foe in healthcare environments,” says Bernard. “The 41 percent ... «Infection Control Today, Jun 15»
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C-Diff families speak out about their fight for justice
Families behind the campaign group the C.diff Justice Group – including Councillor Michelle McGinty whose mother in law was one of the ... «The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter, Jun 15»
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Dissecting C.diff: Potentially deadly bug
That's what researchers are saying about something called "clostridium Difficile" or "C-Diff." Nearly half-a-million Americans get infected with ... «WCSH-TV, Apr 15»
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