What’s new in the C Diff Foundation?
Let us introduce you to the first internet radio talk show dedicated to C. diff. and more……
“C. diff. Spores and More”
We invite you to join us in listening to this exciting, new internet talk show when it debuts Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at the following times:
ET 2 – 3 p.m., CT 1 – 2 p.m., MT 12 – 1 p.m., PT 11 – 12 p.m.
We are so excited to share the debut of “C. diff. Spores and More” with you – not only because the C Diff Foundation, our Founding Executive Director – Nancy C. Caralla, and Chairperson of Research and Development – Dr. Chandrabali Ghose, are introducing the first episode, but also because, as advocates of C. diff., we are very excited about what this cutting-edge new weekly radio show means for our Foundation’s community worldwide.
Fact: Deaths and illnesses are much higher than reports have shown. In March, 2012 the CDC said in a report that the C difficile infection kills 14,000 people a year. But that estimate is based on death certificates, which often don’t list the infection when patients die from complications, such as kidney failure. Hospital billing data collected by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that more than 9% of C. diff-related hospitalizations end in death — nearly five times the rate for other hospital stays. That adds up to more than 30,000 fatalities among the 347,000 C. diff hospitalizations in 2010. Thousands more patients are treated in nursing homes, clinics and doctors’ offices.
“We’re talking in the range of close to 500,000 total cases a year,” says Cliff McDonald, a C. diff expert and senior science adviser in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. And annual fatalities “may well be … as high as * 30,000.”
* AHRQ News and Numbers provides statistical highlights on the use and cost of health services and health insurance in the United States.
“This does not include the number of C. diff. infections taking place and being treated in other countries.” “The CDF supports hundreds of communities by sharing the CDF mission and raising C. diff. awareness to healthcare professionals, individuals, patients, families, and communities working towards a shared goal ~ witnessing a reduction of newly diagnosed C. diff. cases by 2020 .” ” The CDF Volunteers are greatly appreciated as they create positive changes sharing their time so generously worldwide aiding in the success of our mission and raising C. diff. awareness.”
“C. diff. Spores and More” will spotlight world renown topic experts, research scientists, healthcare professionals, organization representatives, C. diff. survivors, board members, and their volunteers who are all creating positive changes in the C. diff. community and more. Through their interviews, the CDF mission will connect, educate, and empower many in over 180 countries.
Please join us in listening to the first of many episodes of “C. diff. Spores and More” debuting on Tuesday, March 3rd .
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