Study Title and Description
Antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults.
Key Questions Addressed
|10||Key Question 10 - Reviews and Meta-analyses|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults.|
|Author||Bricker E., Garg R., Nelson R., Loza A., Novak T., Hansen J.|
|Country||-- Not Found --|
Pubmed ID: 15674956
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||Treatment|
|Title/Question Patient Population||Antibiotic treatment for C. difficile-associated diarrhea (and need for stopping causative) in adults Inpatients|
|# of Studies Patient N||12 trials Meta-analysis|
|Comparators||8 antibiotics, 1 placebo controlled|
|Outcomes Followup||Resolution/ negative tests, recurrence/ positive tests, surgery, death|
|Results||No single antibiotic clearly superior; teicoplanin showed some benefits over vancomycin, fusidic acid, metronidazole. Mild cases may be self-limiting without treatment. For prevention of spread, teicoplanin showed best bacteriologic cure.|
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Results & Comparisons
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|Arm or Total||Title||Description||Comments|
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