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Updates in the Treatment of C. difficile Infection: Faculty Insights

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Overview / Abstract:

This CME activity addresses recent developments in the treatment and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and its recurrence. In these video-based interviews, two faculty discuss the clinical implications of recently released data on the management of CDI. This is the first in a series of five educational activities on CDI to be released in 2017.

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Further, recurrence of CDI is common after an initial episode. Although a number of therapies with varying mechanisms of action, are available to treat CDI and prevent recurrence, the management of CDI is complex and challenging. Clinicians require up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based treatment of initial and recurrent CDI to improve clinical outcomes.

Upon completion of this curriculum, participants will be able to:
• Discuss recent efficacy and safety data on the treatment of CDI
• Evaluate the clinical practice implications of new data on the prevention and recurrence of CDI

This activity will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pre-test, view the online activity, and complete the post-test and evaluation forms. To receive credit, 75% must be achieved on the post-test. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.


May 31, 2018


Clinical Laboratory CE, Dietetics / Dietitian CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

David Binion, MD
Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science
Co-Director, IBD Center – Translational Research
Director, Nutrition Support Service
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG
Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Hamden, CT

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Antibiotics / Anti-Infectives, Contamination & Infection Control, Education / Teaching, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology / GI, Hospital-Acquired Infections, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Public Health / Community Health

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Company.

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