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  • Patients Want More Information Before Imaging TestsHalf of survey respondents said they had to find information on their own. Authors say communication may focus too much on results and radiation exposure and not enough on the test itself.
  • New C difficile Guidelines Refine Diagnosis, Add FMTNew guidelines for managing Clostridium difficile infection refine diagnosis, switch antibiotics for adults, include children, and add fecal microbiota transplantation.

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