Mortality attributable to nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated disease during an epidemic caused by a hypervirulent strain in Quebec
- C. difficile outbreaks in Gatineau, Sault Ste. Marie. Eggertson, Laura // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal Supplement;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p334
The article reports on the spread of a virulent strain of Clostridium difficile that has killed almost 2,000 people in Quebec to a Gatineau hospital in spring of 2007 according to hospital officials. It notes that the strain produces levels of toxins that are more potent compared with the common...
- Hospitals battling outbreaks of C. difficile. Eggertson, Laura; Sibbald, Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/6/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 1, p19
Investigates the outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C.difficile), a virulent infection, in hospitals in MontrÃ©al, Quebec and Calgary, Alberta. Information on how the disease attacks human beings; Comparison between the number of deaths due to SARS and C. difficile; Efforts of MontrÃ©al...
- Clostridium difficile-associated Disease in New Jersey Hospitals, 2000-2004. Tan, Esther T.; Robertson, Corwin A.; Brynildsen, Shereen; Bresnitz, Eddy; Tan, Christina; McDonald, Clifford // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Mar2007, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p498
Recent emergence of a virulent strain of Clostridium difficile demonstrates the importance of tracking C. difficile incidence locally. Our survey of New Jersey hospitals documented increases in the rates of C. difficile disease (by 2-fold), C. difficile-associated complications (by 7-fold), and...
- Ask: The Care Expert. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Mar2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p6
The article provides an answer to a question of when residents should be placed on isolation when a Clostridium difficile infection is suspected.
- CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE COLITIS: OPTIMIZING A COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH. Surawicz, Christina; Johnson, David // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1996, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p1662
Comments on a study of hospitalized patients whose stool samples had been sent for Clostridium difficile toxin assay. Information on Clostridium difficile; Significance of the study to clinicians; Details of experimental procedures and results.
- Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a Pediatric Hospital. Spivack, Jordan G.; Eppes, Stephen C.; Klein, Joel D. // Clinical Pediatrics;May2003, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p347
Examines the risk factors, symptoms and severity of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in pediatric inpatients. Description of patients who tested positive for Clostridium difficile; Influence of toxin assay on patient management; Costs associated with testing and treatment.
- A Predictive Model to Identify Clostridium difficile Toxin in Hospitalized Patients with Diarrhea. Cooper, Gregory S.; Lederman, Michael M.; Salata, Robert A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1996, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p80
Objectives: Although Clostridium difficile is a common pathogen in hospitalized patients with diarrhea, no study has attempted to develop a predictive model to estimate the likelihood of C. difficile positivity. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study at a single hospital...
- Bacterial infection on the rise. // Consumer Reports on Health;Mar2009, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p3
The article reports on the infection of hospital patients with the bacterium Clostridim difficile. It notes that the bacterium thrives in hospitals, and is spread by contamination with feces. The bacterium is said to release toxins that inflames the colons which leads to severe diarrhea as well...
- Rifaximin Is Effective for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea: Results of an Open-Label Pilot Study. Rubin, David T.; Sohi, Sunana; Glathar, Matthew; Thomas, Tojo; Yadron, Nicole; Surma, Bonnie L. // Gastroenterology Research & Practice;2011, Vol. 2011, p1
This open-label trial assessed the efficacy and safety of rifaximin as first-line therapy in hospitalized patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). Methods.We enrolled thirteen patients who had a confirmed diagnosis of CDAD characterized by â‰¥3 unformed stools/day and...