Gut Check: Clostridium difficile Testing and Treatment in the Molecular Testing Era.

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Gut Check: Clostridium difficile Testing and Treatment in the Molecular Testing Era.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Feb;36(2):217-21

Authors: Buckel WR, Avdic E, Carroll KC, Gunaseelan V, Hadhazy E, Cosgrove SE

Abstract
We evaluated the impact of nursing education and stewardship interventions on Clostridium difficile testing and treatment appropriateness. Diarrhea documentation increased for those with positive tests (45% to 70%); pretreatment laxative use decreased (50% to 19%). Appropriate treatment increased for severe infection (57% to 93%), but all asymptomatically colonized patients were treated. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;00(0): 1-5.

PMID: 25633006 [PubMed - in process]

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