TITLE

2010 - Concurrent PPIs and antibiotics for incident C. difficile infection were associated with increased risk for recurrent infection

AUTHOR(S)
Fekete, Thomas
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;10/19/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the outcomes of a scientific study which aims to find out the risk associated with concurrent prescription of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and antibiotics for incident Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Undertaken by A. Linsky and colleagues it made the use of PPIs based on their clinical effectiveness and perceived safety. It was seen that concurrent prescription for PPI and antibiotics for incident CDI was associated with an increased risk for recurrent CDI.
ACCESSION #
55618358

 

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