Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized liver transplant patients: a nationwide analysis.

@article{Ali2012ClostridiumDI,
  title={Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized liver transplant patients: a nationwide analysis.},
  author={Muhammad Sajawal Ali and Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan and Shahryar Ahmad and Nilay Kumar and G. Sawan Kumar and Kia Saeian},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={972-8}
}
The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is increasing among hospitalized patients. Liver transplantation (LT) patients are at higher risk for acquiring CDI. Small, single-center studies (but no nationwide analyses) have assessed this association. We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (2004-2008) for this retrospective, cross-sectional study. Patients with any discharge diagnosis of LT composed the study population, and they were… CONTINUE READING

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