[italic]Clostridioides difficile[/italic], a gram-positive nosocomial bacteria that causes infection of the gut, is the most common pathogen causing healthcare-associated infection in the United States. Although [italic]C difficile[/italic] infection (CDI) is normally kept in check by a healthy gut microbiome, dysbiosis allows [italic]C difficile[/italic] to multiply and produce toxins that injure the lining of the colon, producing diarrhea, inflammation, and sometimes dehydration, intestinal bleeding, toxic megacolon, and even death. Even after treatment, up to one-third of patients have recurrent CDI (rCDI). In this live CME event, 3 [italic]C diff[/italic] experts will discuss the role of the microbiome in gut health, diagnosis and current management strategies for CDI and rCDI, as well as the latest clinical data on emerging therapies.
The goal of this activity is to provide live education on the latest data and for microbiome therapeutics and where they may fit in the treatment of recurrent [italic]C difficile[/italic].
Upon completion of this activity, participants will: Have increased knowledge regarding the [LIST] [ITEM]The role of the gut microbiome in rCDI [ITEM]Key data for new therapies used in the management of rCDI[/LIST] Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to [LIST] [ITEM]Recognize when pharmacotherapy is needed for a patient with rCDI[/LIST]
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[bold]For Physicians[/bold] Medscape, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 [italic]AMA PRA Category 1 Credits[/italic]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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