Outcome after colectomy for Clostridium difficile colitis.

@article{Longo2004OutcomeAC,
  title={Outcome after colectomy for Clostridium difficile colitis.},
  author={Walter E. Longo and John E. Mazuski and Katherine S. Virgo and Paul Lee and Anil N Bahadursingh and F. E. Johnson},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={1620-6}
}
PURPOSE Clostridium difficile colitis is a relatively common entity, yet large series of patients with fulminant C. difficile colitis are infrequently reported. This study was designed to identify risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcome of patients who required colectomy for fulminant C. difficile colitis. METHODS A population-based study on all patients in 159 hospitals of the Department of Veterans Affairs from 1997 to 2001 was performed. Data were compiled from several national… CONTINUE READING
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