Prevalence of Clostridium difficile Infection among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Meta-Analysis of Published Studies

@inproceedings{Paudel2015PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of Clostridium difficile Infection among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Meta-Analysis of Published Studies},
  author={Suresh Paudel and Ioannis M. Zacharioudakis and Fainareti N. Zervou and Panayiotis D. Ziakas and Eleftherios Mylonakis},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Several factors including antibiotic use, immunosuppression and frequent hospitalizations make solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients vulnerable to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). We conducted a meta-analysis of published studies from 1991-2014 to estimate the prevalence of CDI in this patient population. We searched PubMed, EMBASE and Google Scholar databases. Among the 75,940 retrieved citations, we found 30 studies coded from 35 articles that were relevant to our study. Based on… CONTINUE READING
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