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News alert: C. diff infections on the rise nationwide


 
PRLog - Feb. 13, 2014 - CALABASAS, Calif. — The Calabasas Dental Institute would like to inform the public of the rise of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, infections nationwide resulting from the use of certain oral antibiotics, especially clindamycin.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. diff is a serious problem that has increased in occurrence and severity. It is linked to 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

In order to reduce the rates of C. diff., medical experts recommend avoiding antibiotics that are associated with a high risk of infection from C. diff.

The list of antibiotics includes:

·         Clindamycin

·         Amoxicillin/Clavulanate (Augmentin)

·         Ciprofloxacin

·         Moxifloxacin

·         Levofloxacin

“These infections are occurring because many doctors are overprescribing antibiotics, which ultimately leads to the bacteria becoming resistant to the medication,” leading dentist Dr. Greg Rubin said.

“Once the bacteria become resistant, the antibiotic will no longer be effective and that will allow the bacteria to multiply and thrive, causing even more harm to the body. But we can work together to reduce the rates of C. diff by avoiding certain antibiotics that are known to increase the risk of this infection.”

For more information, Dr. Greg Rubin recommends asking your primary care physician or calling his Calabasas Dental Institute office at (818) 224-2420.

The Calabasas Dental Institute is located at 4764 Park Granada #107, Calabasas, CA 91302.

Using the latest in high-tech digital technology, Dr. Greg Rubin and his team of dental experts and specialists provide first rate personalized service in all aspects of cutting edge general and cosmetic dentistry. A sleep apnea treatment center, which offers the most advanced oral treatments on the market, is also conveniently located on the premises. Dr. Greg Rubin has pioneered some of the leading technologies in the treatment of bad breath and operates a one-stop bad breath treatment facility at the Calabasas location. For his innovation, he has been recognized nationally as a leading expert in bad breath treatment by HealthTap.com, which ranked him #1 among other health experts in the field. For more information, please visit CalabasasDentalInstitute.com.

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