Study Title and Description
Meta-analysis to assess risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.
Key Questions Addressed
|10||Key Question 10 - Reviews and Meta-analyses|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Meta-analysis to assess risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.|
|Author||Garey KW., Sethi S., Yadav Y., DuPont HL.|
|Country||University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX 77030, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org|
Pubmed ID: 18951661
Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Reviews and Meta-analyses (Table C12)
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|Question... Follow Up||Answer||Follow-up Answer|
|Focus of Review||Prevention|
|Title/Question Patient Population||Assess risk factors for recurrent CDI Adult inpatients|
|# of Studies Patient N||3 RCT, 9 observational Meta-analysis|
|Comparators||Patients with recurrent versus patients with one episode only.|
|Outcomes Followup||Studies generally 1 to 3 months|
|Results||Continued use of non-C. difficile antibiotics after CDI diagnosis: OR 4.23 (2.10-8.55), use of antacid medication: OR 2.15 (1.13- 4.08), older age: OR 1.62 (1.11 - 2.36). (Many risk factors not included in analysis due to limited literature.)|
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Results & Comparisons
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