Items Tagged ‘Clostridium Difficile’

August 19, 2016

Gut Bacteria Can Predict Treatment Response and Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile

By Sharon Rosen 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 14, 2016

Rise of the Microbiome

By Jeff Briggs 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 8, 2014

Children Benefit from Fecal Transplant to Combat C. Difficile

By Center for Individualized Medicine 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

September 27, 2013

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Fecal Transplants Effective

By AJ Montpetit 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

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