Shira Doron, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

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Viral infections

Viral pneumonia Viruses can cause both community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia and are under-recognized as causes of pneumonia in critically ill patients. While the most common viral causes of pneumonia are influenza and parainfluenza, it is more common for pneumonia to develop as a result of bacterial superinfection in the setting of viral respiratory infection than…

Clostridium Difficile, Cdiff

Clostridium difficile infection Synonyms Clostridium difficile, Cdiff, CDAD Related Conditions Colitis, toxic megacolon, antibiotic-associated diarrhea 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic spore-forming gram-positive rod that is difficult to isolate in culture. While only 10-30% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea cases are attributable to Cdiff, 60-75% of antibiotic-associated…

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