What Are the Causes of Diarrhea Lasting 2 Weeks?

Diet for Treating C. difficile

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what it is, how it is transmitted, result of antibiotics facilities, LTC spreads prevent vs treat medications + diet

Concerns

diarrhea leads to weight loss and dehydration patient already frail

Initial Phase

IV, enteral nutrition, clear liquids 1-3 days not enough nutrition helps to calm down bowels

not enough nutrition in BRAT diet see LTC article

probiotics - can't prevent infection but can help with diarrhea

Key Concepts

C. difficile diet
Clostridium difficile treatment
antibiotic-associated diarrhea

References

American College of Gastroenterology: Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Clostridium Difficile Infections [http://gi.org/guideline/diagnosis-and-management-of-c-difficile-associated-diarrhea-and-colitis/]
Cleveland Clinic: Clostridium Difficile [http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/infectious-disease/clostridium-difficile-infection/#s0035]
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology & Therapeutics: Clinical update for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3951810/]
Embrace: Medical Nutrition Therapy for Residents with C. Difficile-Related Disease and Antiobiotic-Associated Diarrhea [http://www.pro-stat.com/pdfs/embrace%20article.pdf]
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: 2010 Update by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) [http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/cdiff/Cohen-IDSA-SHEA-CDI-guidelines-2010.pdf]
Assisted Living Consult: Nutrition Therapy for C. Difficile Diarrhea [http://www.assistedlivingconsult.com/issues/03-05/alc910-Nutrition-919.pdf]
Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology: Probiotics in the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea and Clostridium Difficile Infection [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3105609/]

Resources (Further Reading)

[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23362517]
[http://www.pasconnect.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-clostridium-difficile/]
[https://www.fammed.wisc.edu/sites/default/files//webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_probiotics_patient.pdf]

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Marcy Brinkley's articles about health care and legal issues have appeared in "Texas Health Law Reporter" and the "State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report." She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in business administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Comments to the Reviewer Edit Draft Submit for Review

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