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Medical Management of Recurrent C. difficile-Practitioner

Medical Management of Recurrent C. difficile-Practitioner

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Medical Management of Recurrence References:

1.   Cornely, O.A., et al., Treatment of first recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection: fidaxomicin versus vancomycin. Clin Infect Dis, 2012. 55 Suppl 2: p. S154-61.

2.   McFarland, L.V., G.W. Elmer, and C.M. Surawicz, Breaking the cycle: treatment strategies for 163 cases of recurrent Clostridium difficile disease. Am J Gastroenterol, 2002. 97(7): p. 1769-75.


3.   Sirbu, B.D., et al., Vancomycin Taper and Pulsed Regimen with careful Follow up for Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. Clin Infect Dis, 2017.


4.   Garey, K.W., et al., Rifaximin in treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: an uncontrolled pilot study. J Clin Gastroenterol, 2009. 43(1): p. 91-3.


5.   Soriano, M.M., et al., Novel Fidaxomicin Treatment Regimens for Patients With Multiple Clostridium difficile Infection Recurrences That Are Refractory to Standard Therapies. Open Forum Infect Dis, 2014. 1(2): p. ofu069.


6.   Wilcox, M.H., et al., Bezlotoxumab for Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. N Engl J Med, 2017. 376(4): p. 305-317.


7.         Gerding, D.N., et al., Bezlotoxumab for prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection in patients at increased risk for recurrence. Clin Infect Dis, 2018.

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