Outcomes of Clostridium difficile-infected patients managed in a common isolation unit compared with isolation in their bed of diagnosis.
Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jul 25;:
Authors: García-Lecona DA, Garza-González E, Padilla-Orozco M, Mendoza-Flores L, Flores-Treviño S, Mendoza-Olazaran S, Camacho-Ortiz A
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.
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