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Control of nosocomial transmission of Clostridium difficile based on sporadic case surveillance.



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Control of nosocomial transmission of Clostridium difficile based on sporadic case surveillance.
Author Struelens MJ., Maas A., Nonhoff C., Deplano A., Rost F., Serruys E., Delmee M.
Country Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Unit, Hôpital Erasme, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Year 1991
Numbers Pubmed ID: 1928155

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
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Study Design Before-after
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Population Hospital patients
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Category of Intervention Transmission Interruption - Disinfection
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Intervention Intensive cleaning measures, aldehydes
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings Protective efficacy 73% (95% CI 46-87%)
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Quality Issues No concurrent controls
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