Study Title and Description
Review article: treatment of Clostridium difficile infection.
Key Questions Addressed
|10||Key Question 10 - Reviews and Meta-analyses|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Review article: treatment of Clostridium difficile infection.|
|Author||Zimmerman MJ., Bak A., Sutherland LR.|
|Country||Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, WA, Australia.|
Pubmed ID: 9663822
Secondary Publication Information
There are currently no secondary publications defined for this study.
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 of C. difficile infection|
|# of Studies Patient N||9 trials Meta-analysis|
|Comparators||5 antibiotics, 2 placebo controlled|
|Outcomes Followup||Clinical resolution of diarrhea, relapse, negative test for toxin Average 1 month|
|Results||Colestipol no better than placebo, but of other 4, no significant differences between types or doses of antibiotics for clinical resolution. Teicoplanin better than fusidic acid for relapse. Unclear if higher dose of teicoplanin reduces relapse.|
No baseline characteristics have been defined for this extraction form.
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.
|Arm or Total||Title||Description||Comments|
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