Comparison of 3 Severity Criteria for Clostridium difficile Infection.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Feb;35(2):196-9
Authors: Gomez-Simmonds A, Kubin CJ, Furuya EY
Effective severity criteria are needed to guide management of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). In this retrospective study, outcomes were compared between patients with mild-moderate versus severe CDI according to 3 different severity criteria: those included in the 2010 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines, those from a recent clinical trial, and our hospital-specific guidelines.
PMID: 24442086 [PubMed - in process]