Gastrointestinal Disorders

CDI-specific Follow-up Visits Rare among Patients Hospitalized for Recurrence
September 30, 2021

IDWeek 2021: A new study found that only 16% of patients with CDI rehospitalized for recurrent infection had been seen in follow-up 30 days after original discharge.

IDWeek 2021: C diff Clinical Outcomes Unchanged after 2017 IDSA Guideline Update
September 29, 2021

IDWeek 2021: Use of vancomycin vs metronidazole increased after the 2017 IDSA recommendation but CDI recurrence rates increased slightly, investigators report.

H Pylori Independently Associated with Carotid Plaque Formation, Investigators Find
September 27, 2021

Helicobacter pylori infection in early-middle-aged adults was associated with higher BMI, triglyceride levels, carotid plaque formation, and carotid intima-media thickness.