Gastrointestinal Infection

Wolters Kluwer Health adds resident care planning help

Wolters Kluwer Health is adding components to the Lippencott Advisor in the long-term care setting, which will help nurses and clinicians develop better resident care plans, the company said.

Antacids linked to higher risk of c. diff, study finds

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Use of proton pump inhibitors, which have medications used to suppress stomach acid, can increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infections, especially when combined with antibiotics, a new study finds.

Nursing homes residents have three-fold risk of infection after E.R. visit, study finds

Emergency room visits by elderly nursing home residents was linked to a three-fold risk of acute respiratory or gastrointestinal infection, a new study finds.