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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Oct;38(10):1254-1257. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.158. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

Antibiotic Overuse is a Major Risk Factor for Clostridium difficile Infection in Surgical Patients.

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1Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitative Medicine;University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health,Madison,Wisconsin.
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2Department of Medicine,Division of Infectious Disease,University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health,Madison,Wisconsin.
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4Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics,University of Wisconsin-Madison,Madison,Wisconsin.

Abstract

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with increased cost, morbidity, and mortality in postoperative patients. Variable rates of postoperative CDI are reported among 4 surgical specialties during the 30-month study period. Risk factors for CDI include antibiotic use, increased ASA score, and increased admissions in the past year. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:1254-1257.

PMID:
28756789
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2017.158
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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