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Bowel Sounds Ep. 17: Maria Oliva-Hemker – Clostridioides Difficile Infection and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

In this episode,  hosts Drs. Temara Hajjat and Peter Lu talk to Dr. Maria Oliva-Hemker about diagnosing and managing Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) in children who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Oliva-Hemker is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and the Stermer Family Professor for Pediatric IBD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also the Vice Dean for Faculty and the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor for Faculty Affairs.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to diagnose Clostridioides difficile, particularly when there is concern about a new IBD diagnosis.
  2. Learn how to manage C. diff infection in a patient with known IBD.
  3. Learn how to manage recurrent and refractory C. diff infection in a patient with IBD.

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