Jaap van Dissel
Which Antibiotics Pose Greatest Risk of C. difficile infection?
REFERENCE: Abstract K-0349
Roger Baxter, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland
In the presence of certain antibiotics, it seems Clostridium difficile can flourish. Roger Baxter, from Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, presented data suggesting that imipenem and clindamycin are among the drugs that give patients a greater risk of C. difficile infection.
Prevent C. difficile relapse – with a Protein Concentrate from Cows
REFERENCE: Abstract K-0352
Jaap van Dissel, Leiden University Medical Center
Clostridium difficile relapse is sometimes difficult to prevent with antibiotics – so could a rather different approach, involving a protein powder obtained from immunised cows, give a greater and more durable benefit? Jaap van Dissel of the Leiden University Medical Center had the details at ICAAC.