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


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.