C. difficile Colitis—Predictors of Fatal Outcome

  title={C. difficile Colitis—Predictors of Fatal Outcome},
  author={Haig Dudukgian and Ester Sie and Claudia Gonzalez-Ruiz and David A. Etzioni and Andreas M. Kaiser},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Clostridium difficile colitis (CDC) has a clinical spectrum ranging from mild diarrhea to fulminant, potentially fatal colitis. The pathophysiology for this variation remains poorly understood. A total abdominal colectomy may be lifesaving if performed before the point of no return. Identification of negative prognostic factors is desperately needed for optimization of the clinical and operative management. In-patients with CDC between 1999 and 2006 were identified through the discharge… CONTINUE READING


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