Outcome of ICU patients with Clostridium difficile infection

  title={Outcome of ICU patients with Clostridium difficile infection},
  author={Jean-Ralph Zahar and Carole Schwebel and Christophe Adrie and Ma{\"i}t{\'e} Garrouste-Orgeas and Adrien Français and Aur{\'e}lien V{\'e}sin and Moli{\`e}re Nguile-Makao and Alexis Tabah and Kevin B Laupland and Alban Le-Monnier and Jean François Timsit},
  booktitle={Critical care},
INTRODUCTION As data from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in intensive care unit (ICU) are still scarce, our objectives were to assess the morbidity and mortality of ICU-acquired CDI. METHODS We compared patients with ICU-acquired CDI (watery or unformed stools occurring ≥ 72 hours after ICU admission with a stool sample positive for C. difficile toxin A or B) with two groups of controls hospitalized at the same time in the same unit. The first control group comprised patients with ICU… CONTINUE READING