C. diff in 2018: 10 findings

Clostridium difficile caused nearly 500,000 infections in 2011 and killed 29,000 people within 30 days of diagnosis, according to the CDC.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on C. diff published since Jan. 1:

1. Hospital linens may be source of C. diff outbreaks, study finds

2. SHEA, IDSA recommend fecal transplants in updated C. diff guidelines: 7 things to know

3. Hospitals test whether dogs can sniff out C. diff

4. 32 latest findings on C. diff

5. 2-intervention bundle reduced hospital-onset C. diff rates by 82.3%

6. Sugar additive linked to rise of more virulent C. diff

7. Experimental C. diff drug treats patients with nearly 90% efficacy

8. Researchers assess most cost-effective C. diff treatments — see how they stack up

9. ED placement is an independent predictor of C. diff

10. 95% of C. diff patients treated using FMT would undergo the procedure again

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