C. diff. Spores and More
Global Broadcasting Network©
Hosted by the C Diff Foundation
CLICK on the following link www.cdiffradio.com to be redirected to the C.diff. Spores and More Program Page and Library containing over 95 shows that are available on Podcasts and range from medical research, C.diff. prevention, treatments, clinical trials, environmental safety products, Sepsis, IBS, Infection Prevention, and much more.
C. diff. Spores and More is–An educational program that is dedicated to C. difficile Infections and more–
10a PT, 11a MT, 12p CT, 1p ET
We are pleased to share “C. diff. Spores and More ™” with you because, as advocates of C. diff., we know the importance of this cutting-edge new weekly radio show and what it means for our Foundation’s community worldwide.–
27 FIRVANQ ‘TM’ Newly Approved Vancomycin Oral Solution
Guest: Neal I. Muni, MD, MSPH,
13 Rebiotix: Patients, Clinical Trials and Drug Development with Guests: Ken Blount, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Paul Plumb, Head of Clinical Operations from Rebiotix.
20 Pacifying the Pathogen…If Plants Can Do It, So Can We! with Guest: Alex Huang, founder of Quellthera
27 Game of Stools Creator with Guests:
Garreth Pierce Jones and Melvin Bell from Focus Games
3 Surgical Strategies and Antibiotic Stewardship
Guest: Carolyn Twomey, BSN, RN
10 Program Title TBA
Guests: Edmond A. Hooker, MD, DrPH and Bruce Rippee
Hard Facts: Deaths and illnesses are much higher than reports have shown. Nearly half a million Americans suffered from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released today, February 25, 2015, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
• More than 100,000 of these infections developed among residents of U.S. nursing homes.
Approximately 29,000 patients died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis of a C. diff. infection. Of these 29,000 – 15,000 deaths were estimated to be directly related to a
C. diff. infection. Therefore; C. diff. is an important cause of infectious disease death in the U.S.
Previous studies indicate that C. diff. has become the most common microbial cause of Healthcare-Associated Infections found in U.S. hospitals driving up costs to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs in acute care facilities alone. Approximately
two-thirds of C. diff. infections were found to be associated with an inpatient stay in a health care facility, only 24% of the total cases occurred in patients while they were hospitalized. The study also revealed that almost as many cases occurred in nursing homes as in hospitals and the remainder of individuals acquired the
Healthcare-Associated infection, C. diff., recently discharged from a health care facility.
This new study finds that 1 out of every 5 patients with the Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI), C. diff., experience a recurrence of the infection and 1 out of every 9 patients over the age of 65 diagnosed with a HAI – C. diff. infection died within 30 days of being diagnosed. Older Americans are quite vulnerable to this life-threatening diarrhea infection. The CDC study also found that women and Caucasian individuals are at an increased risk of acquiring a C. diff. infection. The previous CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH said, “C. difficile infections cause immense suffering and death for thousands of Americans each year.” “These infections can be prevented by improving antibiotic prescribing and by improving infection control in the health care system. CDC hopes to ramp up prevention of this deadly infection by supporting State Antibiotic Resistance Prevention Programs in all 50 states.”
“This does not include the number of C. diff. infections taking place and being treated in other countries.” “The C Diff Foundation supports hundreds of communities by sharing the Foundation’s 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 C Diff Foundation volunteer Advocates are greatly appreciated and continue to create positive changes by sharing their time aiding in the success of our mission “Raising C. diff. awareness ™” worldwide.
“C. diff. Spores and More ™“ spotlights world renowned 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 C Diff Foundation mission will connect, educate, and empower listeners worldwide.
Questions received through the show page portal will be reviewed and addressed by the show’s Medical Correspondent, Dr. Fred Zar, MD, FACP, Dr. Fred Zar is a Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vice Head for Education in the Department of Medicine, and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Over the last two decades he has been a pioneer in the study of the treatment of Clostridium difficile disease and the need to stratify patients by disease severity.
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Programming for C. diff. Spores and More ™ is made possible through our official Corporate Sponsor; Clorox Healthcare