Measuring the presence of chronic diseases
- More sensitive detection methods needed for C. difficile. // Infectious Disease News;Sep2013, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p27
The article reports that Clostridium difficile commonly occur in hospitals, particularly among patients with significant comorbidities, which was concluded by Dr. Eero Mattila of Helsinki University Central Hospital and colleagues after reviewing the clinical records of 31 identified patients.
- Glucocorticoids Are Associated With Increased Risk of Short-Term Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With Clostridium difficile-Associated Disease. Das, Rohit; Feuerstadt, Paul; Brandt, Lawrence J. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2010, Vol. 105 Issue 9, p2040
OBJECTIVES:Glucocorticoids are commonly used to treat various illnesses in patients at risk for Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD), but the effect of such immunosuppression on outcome has not been studied. We hypothesized that glucocorticoid use increases the risk of 30-day...
- Medical Diagnoses and Procedures Associated With Clostridium difficile Colitis. Buchner, Anna M.; Sonnenberg, Amnon // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2001, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p766
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the associations of Clostridium difficile colitis with other comorbid conditions and procedural interventions among hospitalized patients. METHODS: The Patient Treatment File of the Department of Veterans Affairs contains the computerized...
- The Evolution of Urban C. difficile Infection (CDI): CDI in 2009-2011 Is Less Severe and has Better Outcomes Than CDI in 2006-2008. Feuerstadt, Paul; Das, Rohit; Brandt, Lawrence J // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2014, Vol. 109 Issue 8, p1265
OBJECTIVES:Over the past decade, the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has shown a remarkable increase in incidence with an associated increase in severity. This study was designed to compare the demographics, medication exposure, evaluation, treatment patterns, and outcomes...
- Managing and containing Clostridium difficile disease. Gantz, Nelson M.; Gerding, Dale N.; Johnson, Philip C.; Labson, Lucy H. // Patient Care;4/15/1998, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p171
Presents information on how to manage and contain the Clostridium difficile disease. Definition of Clostridium difficile disease; What symptoms of colonization with C. difficile are caused by; Details on strategies to prevent the horizontal transmission of Clostridium difficile.
- Clostridium difficile colitis: An efficient clinical approach to diagnosis. Manabe, Yukari C.; Vinetz, Joseph M. // Annals of Internal Medicine;12/1/95, Vol. 123 Issue 11, p835
Defines clinical and laboratory variables that suggest the presence of Clostridium difficile colitis and to establish the number of stool specimens needed to reasonably exclude the diagnosis of C. difficile colitis. Clostridium difficile as an important cause of nosocomial disease; Identified...
- Study offers insight into C difficile infection. // Contemporary Pediatrics;Jul2014, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p10
The article discusses research which investigated cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in children, conducted by J. M. Wendt and colleagues, published in a 2014 issue of "Pediatrics" journal.
- Incidence and risk factors of Clostridium difficile colitis. Sadovsky, Richard // American Family Physician;7/1/1998, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p211
Presents a summary of the article `The Impact of Clostridium Difficile on a Surgical Service,' by K.C. Kent and others, published in the February 1998 issue `Annals of Surgical Onocology,' periodical. Identification of the mildest form of the disease; Evaluation of 374 patients for the...
- C. difficile: Microbial emergency across US hospitals without effective therapy. DuPont, Herbert L. // Infectious Disease News;Sep2012, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p22
The author offers observation on the increase in the rate of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitals across the U.S.