Point-of-Care Testing for Clostridium Difficile Infection: A Real-World Feasibility Study of a Rapid Molecular Test in Two Hospital Settings

@inproceedings{Goldenberg2014PointofCareTF,
  title={Point-of-Care Testing for Clostridium Difficile Infection: A Real-World Feasibility Study of a Rapid Molecular Test in Two Hospital Settings},
  author={Simon D Goldenberg and Karen N. Bisnauthsing and Ashish Ramesh Patel and Anne Postulka and Duncan L. A. Wyncoll and Rebekah Schiff and Gary Lawrence French},
  booktitle={Infectious diseases and therapy},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION In the developed world, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most important cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea. In addition to providing epidemiological data and helping to indicate that a local outbreak may be occurring, laboratory tests are used to augment clinical decisions on individual patients. Very rarely do diagnostic tests provide results at the point of decision making; in the intervening period between requesting investigations on a patient with suspected… CONTINUE READING
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