C. Diff In 30 Minutes: A Guide To Clostridium Difficile For Patients And Families

C. Diff In 30 Minutes: A Guide To Clostridium Difficile For Patients And Families

by J. Thomas Lamont

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NEW: Updated in 2016 with the latest information about hospital treatments! Have you been diagnosed with C. diff, or do you have a family member suffering from symptoms of a C. diff infection? Do you want to know what causes C. diff, how to limit its spread, and modern treatment options?

Unlike books about C. diff that are written by non-experts who have no experience treating patients, C. Diff In 30 Minutes: A Guide To Clostridium Difficile For Patients And Families, is written by author, doctor, and Harvard Medical School Professor J. Thomas Lamont, M.D. Dr. Lamont uses plain-English explanations and case studies to describe this unpleasant bacterial infection and how it can be successfully treated. One of the world's top experts on C. diff, Dr. Lamont has conducted ground-breaking research on the bacterium and has helped thousands of patients struggling with C. diff.

Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the United States. In a recent study at a major Boston teaching hospital, nearly 1/3 of inpatients who were given antibiotics were infected with C. diff. More than half of these patients suffered from diarrhea and other symptoms. C. Diff In 30 Minutes covers:

* The origins of C. diff
* Cdiff symptoms
* Four C. diff cases, from infection to cure
* Antibiotics that can lead to C. diff infections
* Treatment options, including antibiotics and cutting-edge procedures such as stool transfers (also known as fecal transplants)
* How to limit the spread of C. diff
* Recurring C. diff: What causes it, and special treatments
* A glossary of medical terms
* Online resources

The book also references C. diff's association with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and colitis, as well as the role of probiotics in treating C. diff.

C. Diff In 30 Minutes is not a DIY guide -- a doctor is needed to diagnose and treat C. diff. However, this guide can help you understand what your doctor is recommending and why. If you or a loved one has C. diff, C. Diff In 30 Minutes can be an invaluable and expert resource to understand and deal with the infection.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016591834
Publisher: i30 Media Corporation
Publication date: 10/12/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 65
Sales rank: 938,110
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Dr. J. Thomas Lamont has treated thousands of patients suffering from C. diff over the past three decades and has conducted ground-breaking research on the C. diff bacterium and its associated toxins. He is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and served as the Gastroenterology Division Chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from 1996 to 2012. He is also an associate editor of GI and liver diseases for the New England Journal Of Medicine.

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