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Judy Guzman-Cottrill, DO

Judy Guzman-Cottrill, DO

Dr. Judy Guzman-Cottrill is a Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University, where she has been a faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases since 2004. From 2004-2015, she served as co-chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and as the Pediatric Medical Director of Infection Control at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, OR.

Date Added: 08/01/2016

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Pets and Children are a Potential Source of C. difficile in the Community

Household transmission of Clostridium difficile to pets and children may be a source of community-associated C. difficile infections according to findings from a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The study found that patients with this bacteria can colonize or infect household contacts following or during treatment for an infection.

Date Added: 08/29/2016

Household MRSA Controlled through Treatment Compliance, Patient Education

A new study found that following basic hygienic practices and complying with protocols for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization reduces the time to clearance of the bacteria more quickly than a treatment regimen of antibiotic ointment and antiseptic body wash.

Date Added: 07/28/2016

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