Age-Stratified Treatment Response Rates in Hospitalized Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection Treated with Metronidazole.

@article{Pham2015AgeStratifiedTR,
  title={Age-Stratified Treatment Response Rates in Hospitalized Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection Treated with Metronidazole.},
  author={Vy P. Pham and Andrea M Luce and Sara C Ruppelt and Wenjing Wei and Samuel L Aitken and William L Musick and Ryan K Roux and Kevin W Garey},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={59 10},
  pages={
          6113-6
        }
}
Consensus on the optimal treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is rapidly changing. Treatment with metronidazole has been associated with increased clinical failure rates; however, the reasons for this are unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess age-related treatment response rates in hospitalized patients with CDI treated with metronidazole. This was a retrospective, multicenter cohort study of hospitalized patients with CDI. Patients were assessed for refractory CDI… CONTINUE READING
1
Twitter Mention