Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) hospitalization among hospitalized patients with an initial CDI episode: a retrospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Zilberberg2014RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) hospitalization among hospitalized patients with an initial CDI episode: a retrospective cohort study},
  author={Marya D. Zilberberg and K A Reske and Margaret A. Olsen and Yan Yan and Erik R Dubberke},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI) is observed in up to 25% of patients with an initial CDI episode (iCDI). We assessed risk factors for rCDI among patients hospitalized with iCDI. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital from 1/1/03 to 12/31/09. iCDI was defined as a positive toxin assay for C… CONTINUE READING