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dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Fernando J
dc.contributor.authorLeffler, Daniel Alexander
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Ciaran Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-19T16:26:58Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMartinez, Fernando J, Daniel A Leffler, and Ciaran P Kelly. 2012. Clostridium difficile outbreaks: Prevention and treatment strategies. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy 5: 55-64.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1179-1594en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10445587
dc.description.abstractThe incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have increased dramatically over the past decade. Its treatment, however, has largely remained the same with the exception of oral vancomycin use as a first-line agent in severe disease. From 1999 to 2004, 20,642 deaths were attributed to CDI in the United States, almost 7 times the rate of all other intestinal infections combined. Worldwide, several major CDI outbreaks have occurred, and many of these were associated with the NAP1 strain. This ‘epidemic’ strain has contributed to the rising incidence and mortality of CDI. The purpose of this article is to review the current management, treatment, infection control, and prevention strategies that are needed to combat this increasingly morbid disease.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDove Medical Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.2147/RMHP.S13053en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3401971/pdf/en_US
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dc.titleClostridium difficile outbreaks: Prevention and treatment strategiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalRisk Management and Healthcare Policyen_US
dash.depositing.authorKelly, Ciaran Patrick
dc.date.available2013-03-19T16:26:58Z
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/RMHP.S13053*
dash.contributor.affiliatedLeffler, Daniel
dash.contributor.affiliatedKelly, Ciaran


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