Are Urine Droplets From Shared Toilets a Hidden Source of Bacterial Transmission in Health Care Settings?
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Are Urine Droplets From Shared Toilets a Hidden Source of Bacterial Transmission in Health Care Settings?

In health care settings where toilets are shared, toilet droplets generated during urination may be a hidden source of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KP) transmission. In addition, the application of a novel foam layer into a…

RBX2660 Reduces Recurrent C difficile Infections in Patients With Comorbid Conditions
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RBX2660 Reduces Recurrent C difficile Infections in Patients With Comorbid Conditions

Treatment with investigational, microbiota-based, live biotherapeutic RBX2660 reduced recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (rCDI) in patients with rCDI and comorbid conditions, according to research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2021 Annual Meeting, held…

Gut Virome Is Stable Over Time But Varies in Subsets of Patients With IBS
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Gut Virome Is Stable Over Time But Varies in Subsets of Patients With IBS

The gut virome is temporally stable, can be affected by diet, and may influence host function via interactions with gut bacteria and/or altering host gene expression, according to a study in Gastroenterology. Researchers used enrichment…

Eradication Therapy for Treatment of  Helicobacter Pylori  Infection Linked to Altered Gut Microbiota, Ghrelin Concentrations
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Eradication Therapy for Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infection Linked to Altered Gut Microbiota, Ghrelin Concentrations

Patients who receive eradication therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection exhibit changes in their gut microbiota and decreased ghrelin concentrations, according to results of a prospective case control study published in Frontiers in Medicine. Investigators conducted…