High-risk medication use for Clostridium difficile infection among hospitalized patients with cancer.

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High-risk medication use for Clostridium difficile infection among hospitalized patients with cancer.

Am J Infect Control. 2018 Sep 14;:

Authors: Pakyz AL, Kohinke R, Opper P, Hohmann SF, Jones RM, Nadpara P

Abstract
Patients with cancer are vulnerable to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI); hospitals with larger oncology populations may have worse CDI performance. Among 71 academic hospitals studied, there were significant differences in oncology patient-days per 1,000 admissions across CDI standardized infection ratio categories of better, no different, and worse; worse hospitals had the greatest number of patient-days. Oncology patients' most commonly used high-risk CDI medications were quinolones, third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins, and proton pump inhibitors.

PMID: 30220616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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