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C-Dif/ Extreme Diarrhea – Treatment

Potential for New Treatment of C-Diff Based on Body's Own Defense Mechanism

In a new study released on Sunday, August 21, 2011, Scientists from the University of Texas, Case Western Reserve, and Tufts said they may have discovered a natural defense mechanism in cells that fights off the invasion of C. . . . → Read More: Potential for New Treatment of C-Diff Based on Body’s Own Defense Mechanism

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The Role of Probiotic Cultures in the Control of Gastrointestinal Health

Rial D. Rolfe, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Journal of Nutrition , 130 (2) 396. Scientific studies have demonstrated that the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii [sold under the brand name, Florastor] significantly inhibited the . . . → Read More: The Role of Probiotic Cultures in the Control of Gastrointestinal Health

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Clostridium difficile-associated disease: New challenges from an established pathogen

by L. Clifford McDonald MD and Rebecca H. Sunenshine, MD, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contains good discussion of prevention of C-Dif. >>View Info

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C-Dif Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Good discussion of C-Dif, its symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatment with antibiotics, metronidazole or vancomycin, probiotics, and other treatments, as well as the role of tapering and pulsing in preventing recurrences. »View Info

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