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

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Clostridium difficile
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García-Lecona, Dante Alí ; Garza-González, Elvira ; Padilla-Orozco, Magaly ; Mendoza-Flores, Lidia ; Flores-Treviño, Samatha ; Mendoza-Olazaran, Soraya ; Camacho-Ortiz, Adrián. / Outcomes of Clostridium difficile-infected patients managed in a common isolation unit compared with isolation in their bed of diagnosis. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2018 ; Vol. 46, No. 1. pp. 103-104.
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In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 46, No. 1, 01.2018, p. 103-104.

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