Clostridium difficile-associated disease acquired in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit.

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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence, severity, and outcome associated with Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) acquired while in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU). DESIGN A 5-year retrospective study. SETTING The CTICU. PARTICIPANTS All CTICU patients with a positive C difficile stool toxin assay 48 hours after admission… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2010.05.004

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@article{Musa2011ClostridiumDD, title={Clostridium difficile-associated disease acquired in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit.}, author={Saif A. Musa and C Lobo Mor{\'a}n and Sam J. Thomson and Matthew L. Cowan and G Mcanulty and Michael R. Grounds and Tony Manibur Rahman}, journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia}, year={2011}, volume={25 2}, pages={263-7} }