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Articles/Books about C diff & Related Topics

Postby Bobbie » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:39 am

Most of the articles in this section are from years ago, and the hyperlinks are no longer good. I kept the more recent information and several others with "good" hyperlink.

For more information on articles/publications by C. diff. experts, google the following physicians:

Thomas J. Borody
John Bartlett
Lynn McFarland
Christina Surawitz
Ciarán P. Kelly
Thomas J. Lamont
Clifford McDonald, CDC
Thomas Louie
Colleen Kelly
Dale N. Gerding
Robert Fekety
L. Brandt
A. Khoruts

There others I haven't listed but will do so later.
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Getting "C diff" under control - RN Web

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More Info. on C. diff.

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Experts Talk About C. diff.

Postby Bobbie » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:11 pm

Roy submitted this info.

There are some famous names here talking frankly about C.diff
I have not had time to view all this but it seems VERY important.
Download the podcast (slow) or download the transcript.
No need to register just go straight to the downloads

http://www.rmei.com/CDI041/

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From Medical New Today

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Re: Articles Written By C. diff. Experts/Other C. diff. Info

Postby Bobbie » Fri May 20, 2011 11:58 am

http://www.the-scientist.com/2011/5/1/36/1/

This is a comprehensive article about C. diff. including current standard treatments and promising new treatments.

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Re: Articles Written By C. diff. Experts/Other C. diff. Info

Postby Bobbie » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:20 pm

Re: SUCCESS STORY W/O ANTIBIOTICS
by jrhardin@usa.net » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:28 am

8/8/2011
My article, Successful Holistic Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Gut Infection: Case Study, has been published in the Oriental Medicine Journal, July 2011, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 24-37.

I've made a copy of it but don't know see a way to attach it here. The pdf file is 15,264K, bigger than some people's email allows.

The article will probably soon be reproduced on the Peggy Lillis Memorial Foundation's website. If it's not included with "C. diff stories" (under "About C. diff" at the top of the page), perhaps it will be found under "Resources".
http://www.peggyfoundation.org/index.php

The issue can also be ordered directly from the Oriental Medicine Journal for $14. It's the issue listed at the very bottom of this page:
http://www.omjournal.com/archive.html

Wishing you all success in dealing with your own C. diff problems.

Joan Rothchild Hardin, PhD

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Re: Articles Written By C. diff. Experts/Other C. diff. Info

Postby Bobbie » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:12 pm

New Article Clinical Infectious Diseases

by mray » Fri Oct 21, 2011

An article in the latest edition, Nov. 15, 2011 reporting a pretty thorough review of fecal bacteriotherapy. This includes outcomes based on procedure (colonscopy vs. NG tube vs. rectal enema), donor (related vs. not) etc. It's pretty good.

I think you can only get the abstract, you may or may not be able to get the full text. If you have a library account somewhere, you can probably get the full article.

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/5 ... 4.abstract (hyperlink not working)

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Re: Articles Written By C. diff. Experts/Other C. diff. Info

Postby Bobbie » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:26 pm

Nature’s therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile ...

by Steve » Tue Oct 25, 2011

This might be a few years old, but it's a good short summary from a C Diff specialist as to why fecal transplant may be superior to most other forms of treatment:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2660798/

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Books by Former Posters

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Bacteria for Breakfast - Book about probiotics

Postby Lauren » Sat Jul 23, 2005

Kelly Karpa, PhD, RPh and a frequent past contributor to our site, has written a new book on probiotics called Bacteria for Breakfast. Dr. Karpa was motivated to do this research by her own frightening and frustrating experience with c-diff, when her son became ill with the disease. Kelly says of the book:

"I think its important for folks on the site to know that I've written this book with THEM in mind, because I've been there, right where they are. I can sympathize with their frustrations, their helplessness...everything. The book is a huge summary of everything that is known about gut flora and probiotics (and the relationship with C diff and other diseases), current through July 2003. It is based upon clinical trials --describing various probiotic trials, outcomes of those studies, etc. There are some quotes from "experts"--Borody, Allen, Surawicz, etc. and Dr. McCann sent me some of his data from some of his own studies. But the book isn't based on anecdotal stories--its based only on FACT from clinical trials..".

Dr. Karpa goes on to say, "I just want to help people find answers and get better educated. I want them to march into a doctor's office, book in hand, and say, "Look. Read this. I want to try this & here's the data to back me up."

If you are interested in ordering Dr. Karpa's book, you can obtain it from one of her web sites or from http://www.amazon.com.

Here is more information on her consulting business:

Kelly Karpa, PhD, RPh, owner, An Apple A Day Health Solutions, LLC
Offering Pharmacotherapeutic Patient Consultations, Specializing in Probiotic Therapies

Author, Bacteria for Breakfast: Probiotics for Good Health
Assistant Professor and Director, Medical Pharmacology Education, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Phone: (717)533-3572
Fax: (717) 533-2006
Web sites: http://www.bacteriaforbreakfast.com http://www.anappleadayhealthsolutions.com

Postby Bobbie » Mon Mar 10, 2014

I just checked Kelly Karpa's contact info., and it is still good. If you have questions about probiotics and prebiotics, contact her.

Book by another former poster:

"Clostridium difficle: A Patient's Guide." by Christopher M. O'Neal, PhD. and Raf Rizk, MD. Illustrations by Marianne Khalil. O'Neal and his wife both had C. diff. so he wrote the book from experience. It is a helpful guide and is available on Amazon.com.

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Re: Articles Written by C. diff. Experts

Postby Bobbie » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:39 pm

Presentation by Dr. John Bartlett

Postby Bobbie » Tue Jun 10, 2014

Dr. John Bartlett, MD, gave an update on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) at the April 2014 meeting of the American College of Physicians. He provided Medscape with this synopsis

http://cdifffoundation.org/2014/05/28/c ... he-expert/

Dr. Bartlett is the doctor who discovered oral Vanco. (previously an IV drug) was effective against C. diff. He saved my younger son's life in l979.
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