Risk factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection severity in hospitalized patients

M.A. Aldeyab, S. Cliffe, M. Scott, P. Flanagan, M. Kearney, J. McElnay, M. Aldiab

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4 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-690
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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Correspondence Address: Aldeyab, M.A.; Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University, Belfast-BT9 7BL, United Kingdom; email: maldeyab02@qub.ac.uk

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  • age
  • aged
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • disease severity
  • high risk patient
  • hospital infection
  • hospital patient
  • human
  • letter
  • major clinical study
  • multivariate logistic regression analysis
  • nursing home
  • risk factor
  • cross infection
  • hospitalization
  • microbiology
  • Peptoclostridium difficile
  • pseudomembranous colitis
  • severity of illness index
  • very elderly
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Cross Infection
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Nursing Homes
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index

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