Dr. Lutz and Christine Reed from our Clinical Research Department discuss the deadly ‘superbug’ C-diff and the Clinical Trial we are conducting at BMC. You can read the full article and watch the video at – ktvz.com
BMC C-diff Clinical Trial
Are you at risk for a C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection?
Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infection (CDI) is a contagious and potentially life-threatening condition that can be very difficult to treat. Symptoms range from mild diarrhea to life-threatening colitis and often include dehydration, abdominal pain, and nausea.
C. diff infection can have a significant impact on the lives of people who contract the disease, particularly older adults.
- Have you been hospitalized twice in the past year and received antibiotics?
- Do you have an upcoming surgery, requiring you to be hospitalized for several days?
- Are you 50 years of age or older?
You may be at risk for C. diff.
The Bend Memorial Clinic Research Department is currently recruiting volunteers for a vaccine research trial for the disease of C. diff.
Read more about this clinical trial here.