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Superiority of the DNA amplification assay for the diagnosis of C. difficile infection: a clinical comparison of fecal tests.



Key Questions Addressed
1 How do different methods for detection of toxigenic C. difficile to assist with diagnosis of CDI compare in their sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values? a. Overall? b. Do performance measures vary with sample characteristics? c. Does testing strategy impact patient health or health system outcomes?
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2 What are effective prevention strategies? a. What is the effectiveness of current prevention strategies? b. What are the harms associated with prevention strategies? c. How sustainable are prevention practices in health care (outpatient, hospital inpatient, extended care) and community settings?
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3 What is the comparative effectiveness and harms of different antibiotic treatments? a. Does effectiveness vary by disease severity?
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4 What are the effectiveness and harms of other interventions? a. Overall b. In patients with relapse/recurrent CDI.
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Title Superiority of the DNA amplification assay for the diagnosis of C. difficile infection: a clinical comparison of fecal tests.
Author Barkin JA., Nandi N., Miller N., Grace A., Barkin JS., Sussman DA.
Country Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, P.O. Box 016960 (D49), Miami, FL 33101-6960, USA. jabarkin@med.miami.edu
Year 2012
Numbers Pubmed ID: 22576711

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Extraction Form: Detection, prevention, treatments, and efficacy and harms of interventions for C. difficile


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