Community-acquired Clostridium difficile: epidemiology, ribotype, risk factors, hospital and intensive care unit outcomes, and current and emerging therapies.

@article{Ofori2018CommunityacquiredCD,
  title={Community-acquired Clostridium difficile: epidemiology, ribotype, risk factors, hospital and intensive care unit outcomes, and current and emerging therapies.},
  author={Emmanuel A Ofori and Daryl Ramai and Manish K Dhawan and Fahad Mustafa and James Gasperino and M Sureswara Reddy},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2018},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={
          436-442
        }
}
BACKGROUND The epidemiological landscape of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has changed over the past 30 years. AIM To review studies of CDI in the community setting. METHODS Electronic databases including PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, Google Scholar, Scopus, ClinicalTrials.gov and Cochrane Databases were searched for human studies performed between 2000 and 2017 that assessed the epidemiology, risk factors, ribotypes, hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes, and management of… CONTINUE READING

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