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How C. Diff Has Become So Deadly

Why Are Hospitals So Concerned with C. Diff?

Robert M. Strauss, MD, AGAF, FACG, Gastroenterologist, GI Specialists of Georgia, gives an overview of the characteristics and pathology of Clostridium difficile. He explains that when the population of good bacteria in the body decreases dramatically, the patient becomes much more susceptible to a C. diff...
A new study in Anesthesia and Analgesia reveals that using a patient's own blood during heart surgery is a safer alternative to the traditional method of blood transfusion. A new entry in the New York Times' Well Blog describes the results of the study, in which the patients who received their own blood...
A new article in The New York Times reports that "Federal policies to reward high-quality health care are unfairly penalizing doctors and hospitals that treat large numbers of poor people, according to a new report commissioned by the Obama administration that recommends sweeping changes in payment policy."...