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PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS COLITIS by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Background: Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a disease process commonly associated with hospitalization and prior antibiotic exposure. Initially thought to be caused by staphylococcal infection, PMC is now believed to be caused almost exclusively by toxins produced by Clostridium difficile. The identification of C difficile as a common eti ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
Bring the crazy – Fecal Transplant by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 09 Dec 2010 1:26pm There’s a few places around the interweb that you can always count on for a good old dose of craziness. One of those is the Autism Web forums, where the latest trend being discussed is Fecal Transplant. Yeah. Fecal Transplant. It is actually a known therapy to attempt to cure ...pseudomembranous colitis (caused by Clostr ... Read on »
Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Establishing the Performance Characteristics of In Vitro Di by FDA Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 12:00am DRAFT GUIDANCE This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. Document issued on: November 29, 2010 You should submit comments and suggestions regarding this draft document within 90 days of publication in the Federal Register of the notice announcing the availability of the draft guidance ... Read on »
Why Do Antibiotics Cause Diarrhea in Children ? by Debby H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 May 2009 10:12pm Does your child get diarrhea during or after they take antibiotics?  If so there are some things you can do to help. What is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is generally watery or liquid stools.  We have all experienced acute diarrhea which only lasts a couple of days.  Usually a child with diarrhea goes to the bathroom more than three times a day.  ... Read on »
Stay Healthy on Vacation and at Home: Enhance Your Health with Probiotics by DrEliaz Posted Tue 02 Aug 2011 9:02pm Summer vacations and traveling adventures can do wonders for your heart, mind and spirit, but they can also take a toll on your physical health if you’re not careful. Many travelers understand first-hand the unfortunate risks to digestive health that often “come with the territory,” so to speak. Travelling, backpacking, even a simple camping trip ... Read on »
More on the C. Diff, Potential Treatment by xoxomarebear Patient Expert Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 9:03pm Right before I left the hospital this afternoon they proposed treatment for the C. Diff infection. I do not know how the situation was resolved, because Justin has been at the hospital since 4pm and has not contacted me or followed up with any status. I am really concerned, because I have a number of questions and he walked away in boredom when I ... Read on »
Probiotics by Dr. Ellie Phillips Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 7:38am  Dear Dr. Ellie, Do you have a comment about how Mr. Udo Erasmus mentions to take probiotics (brush with them). Here are Udo's comments (I like his products, I have no commercial interest in them but I do promote them to patients & non-patients) http://udoerasmus.com/articles/udo/optimizing_digestion.htm Thanks, J ... Read on »
The Medicare Trust Fund: Problems and Non-Solutions by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:08am The Disease Management Care Blog has been reading about the Federal Government’s indolent cherry blossom-induced somnambulism over the downward spiral of the Medicare trust fund. But do not fret, present and future beneficiaries, because the same folks that brought you the Medicare Health Support imbroglio have ridden to the rescue with a press ... Read on »
Why Do Dentists Prescribe Prophylactic Antibiotics So Often? by MKirschMD Posted Sun 16 May 2010 5:03am Because they can. Why am I dissing my dental colleagues? Because I can. Perhaps, this is a simple case of Dental Envy, since their profession remains within secure borders far beyond the health care reform line of fire. Consider these dental incidentals • Not a syllable in the ~2000 page health care reform law that affects dentists. Every ... Read on »