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Clostridium difficile Infections: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.

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John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science.

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Comparative Effectiveness Review Summary Guides for Clinicians [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2007-.
AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Reviews.
2011 Dec 19.

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A systematic review of 102 clinical studies published from December 1978 to August 2011 examined the comparative effectiveness of diagnostic tests, treatments, and prevention strategies for Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in adults. The review did not include an evaluation of other causes of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. This summary is provided to inform discussions of options with patients and to assist in decisionmaking along with consideration of a patient's values and preferences. However, reviews of evidence should not be construed to represent clinical recommendations or guidelines. The full report is available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/cdiff.cfm.

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