Study Title and Description
Comparison between the two-step and the three-step algorithms for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile.
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?|
|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?|
|3||What is the comparative effectiveness and harms of different antibiotic treatments? a. Does effectiveness vary by disease severity?|
|4||What are the effectiveness and harms of other interventions? a. Overall b. In patients with relapse/recurrent CDI.|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Comparison between the two-step and the three-step algorithms for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile.|
|Author||Qutub MO., AlBaz N., Hawken P., Anoos A.|
|Country||Departments Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical Technologist, MBC: J-10, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah-Branch, PO Box 40047, Jeddah 21499, Saudi Arabia. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Year||-- Not Found --|
Pubmed ID: 21860113
Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Detection, prevention, treatments, and efficacy and harms of interventions for C. difficile
Results & Comparisons
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