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Studies examine impact of hospital policies on C. difficile infection rates

While one study found that participation in an antibiotic stewardship program from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality led to reductions in hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection rates, a simulation study found that visitor contact precautions may not be as helpful.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/03/4.htm
3 Mar 2021

Universal gown, glove use in ICU did not reduce patients' acquisition of C. difficile

Requiring health care workers to wear gloves and gowns for all patient contact in the ICU did not decrease acquisition of Clostridioides difficile compared with usual care, according to a secondary analysis of a cluster-randomized trial in 20 medical and surgical ICUs in the U.S.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/13/universal-gown-glove-use-in-icu-did-not-reduce-patients-acquisition-of-c-difficile.htm
13 Jul 2022

Eosinophil count can predict outcomes for patients hospitalized with C. difficile, study finds

An undetectable eosinophil count at admission was associated with higher risk of in-hospital mortality, need for vasopressors, and emergency total colectomy, the retrospective study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2018/09/19/2.htm
19 Sep 2018

Microbiome therapeutic reduced risk of recurrent C. difficile infection in phase 3 trial

An industry-funded trial of patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection who received standard-of-care treatment with antibiotics found that those who also received the investigational drug had a 68% lower risk of recurrence than those who received placebo.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/01/26/microbiome-therapeutic-reduced-risk-of-recurrent-c-difficile.htm
26 Jan 2022

Study identifies potential predictors of hospital-onset C. difficile infection

In patients colonized with Clostridioides difficile, risk factors for infection included longer length of stay, exposure to multiple classes of antibiotics, use of opioids, and cirrhosis, whereas use of laxatives was associated with a lower risk.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/07/17/1.htm
17 Jul 2019

January 26, 2022

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/01/26/

Recurrent C. difficile infections more than doubled between 2001 and 2012

Risk factors for multiply recurrent Clostridium difficile infection included being older, being female, having chronic kidney disease, residing in a nursing home, and having taken antibiotics, proton-pump inhibitors, or corticosteroids, the retrospective study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2017/07/12/3.htm
12 Jul 2017

July 13, 2022

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/13/

Facility-level antibiotic use associated with C. difficile rates in long-term care

Importation of C. difficile was three times more common in long-term care than in acute care, leading the study authors to recommend better coordination of infection control across settings.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2017/06/14/3.htm
14 Jun 2017

February 2014

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2014/02/

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