Tagged: Clostridium difficile


Record low infection rates at St George’s Hospital

News & events | 5 May 2011 | Tags: Clostridium difficile infection rates MRSA

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has achieved the lowest infection rates it has ever recorded for MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, and the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre, Wimbledon. Acquiring only nine MRSA infections and 83 C.diff infections during 2010/11, the trust remained within its mandatory performance …


C. difficile increases risk of death six-fold in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

News & events | 20 Apr 2011 | Tags: Clostridium difficile IBD inflammatory bowel disease

Patients admitted to hospital with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face a sixfold greater risk of death if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, a new study has found. The researchers say IBD patients should be screened on admission to protect them from serious illness. IBD, consisting of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative …


St George’s infection rate figures go online

News & events | 13 Feb 2009 | Tags: C.diff Clostridium difficile figures infection rate MRSA

Patients and the public can now check St George’s Hospital’s MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) figures and learn more about how staff are successfully fighting infection. Infection control is a top priority for St George’s and staff are working hard to monitor and prevent infections. The rates on the website date from …


TWO-STAGE TESTING NEEDED FOR C DIFF

News & events | 1 Nov 2008 | Tags: C diff bacteria Clostridium difficile stool samples

Patients suspected of carrying the C diff bacteria should have their stool samples tested twice to avoid misdiagnosis, according to researchers at St George?s, University of London and St George?s Healthcare NHS Trust.? Currently, patients across the NHS are diagnosed with a single test, based on the level of a toxin produced …