#117 Clostridium Difficile: IDSA Guidelines, Bad Puns, and Random Pearls

Oct 01, 2018, 07:00 AM


Conquer Clostridium difficile (Clostridioides difficile) with this “spore-tacular” episode featuring infectious diseases expert, Dr. Curtis Donskey, Professor at Case Western Reserve University and clinician at the Louis Stokes VA Hospital. We discuss the updates in the 2017 IDSA C. difficile guidelines plus a bunch of random pearls. If you have ever laid awake at night wondering how many pills are needed for a fecal transplant, then this is the episode for you!  We discuss why metronidazole was dropped as the first line therapy for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) along with other hot topics such as two-step testing, loperamide use, which antibiotics are the least likely to cause CDI, and more. Do not miss this episode!

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Written by: Carolyn Chan MD

Produced by: Matthew Watto MD

Hosts: Carolyn Chan MD, Matthew Watto MD, Paul Williams MD

Editor: Matthew Watto MD

Guest: Curtis Donskey, MD