Outcomes of Clostridium difficile-infected patients managed in a common isolation unit compared with isolation in their bed of diagnosis

Dante Alí García-Lecona, Elvira Garza-González, Magaly Padilla-Orozco, Lidia Mendoza-Flores, Samatha Flores-Treviño, Soraya Mendoza-Olazaran, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz

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Abstract

Cohorting Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) patients is a strategy which has not been thoroughly evaluated. We compared clinical characteristics and outcomes of CDI patients treated in a common isolation unit (CIU) versus those treated in their bed of diagnosis. Patients treated in the CIU showed lower mortality rates and antibiotic usage; however, a higher recurrence rate was reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-104
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Copyright:
Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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