Items Tagged ‘c. difficile’

August 19th, 2016

Gut Bacteria Can Predict Treatment Response and Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Some patients with C. difficile do not benefit from standard therapy and the condition frequently comes back. Now researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have new […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #C. diff., #CIMCon16, bacteria, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, Clostridium Difficile, Dr. Purna Kashyap, gut bacteria, mayo clinic, microbiome, Precision Medicine


January 14th, 2016

Rise of the Microbiome

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

You may love or hate all that happens in your gut, but understanding it will have a profound effect on your health. Mayo Clinic researchers in the Microbiome Program, one of the signature programs here at the Center for Individualized Medicine, are discovering that the human microbiome does much more for us — both good […]

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Tags: c. dif, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, Clostridium Difficile, colon cancer, Dr. Heidi Nelson, Dr. Purna Kashyap, fecal transplant, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, Microbiome Program


April 8th, 2014

Children Benefit from Fecal Transplant to Combat C. Difficile

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Article Originally Featured in Digestive Disease Update To address the issues of rising cases in children with cases of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), and the rise of recurrence in children, Mark G. Bartlett, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. initiated a fecal microbiota transplant program for young patients with refractory C. […]

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Tags: c. difficile, children, Clostridium Difficile, digestive, digestive disease, Fecal, fecal transplant, mark bartlett, microbiota, pediatrics


October 24th, 2013

Microbiome Transplant: A Patient’s Story

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

    I’ve been a paraplegic and a Mayo Clinic patient for over 10 years. My legs decided to stop working in a matter of a few short months due to a spinal tumor, so I didn’t think I was a stranger to adversity. Then I met a nasty little bug they call C. Difficile. […]

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Tags: c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, Dianne Shea, Fecal, fecal transplant, Heather Johnson, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, microbiome, Microbiome Transplant, nicholas chia, personalized care


October 3rd, 2013

#CIMCon2013 Rundown

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

  “Individualized Medicine is no longer the stuff of science fiction.” —Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Pharmacogenomic Program director and conference co-director This quote from pioneering , Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., set the tone for Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice. With more than 750 physicians, researchers, scientists, medical staff, genetic counselors and others gathering in Rochester to exchange ideas, it’s […]

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Tags: Bioethics, breast cancer, c. difficile, cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, DNA, exome, fecal transplant, gene sequencing, genetic


September 27th, 2013

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Fecal Transplants Effective

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

A simple treatment that involves transplanting healthy feces into a patient suffering from a debilitating and sometimes deadly infection of the colon called Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is continuing to show significant promise, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Read more.

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Tags: c. difficile, Clostridium Difficile, fecal transplant, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, Genome Sequencing, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


July 11th, 2013

The Human Microbiome Studies At Mayo Clinic

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

In the fight against disease, we’re vastly outnumbered. The number of bacterial cells and their genetic material far outnumber human cells and genes. Take the digestive tract as an example. In the lower digestive tract (commonly called the gut), there are about 10 times as many bacterial cells as there are human cells. The genetic […]

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Tags: bacteria, c. dif, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, fecal transplant, genetic test, genome, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, microbiome


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