BACKGROUND: TO study the main risk factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection in a geriatric unit. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective case-control study. RESULTS: In a multivariate analysis, tube feeding (OR = 6.73; IC 95%, 1.01-45.35) and length of antibiotic therapy (OR = 1.15; IC, 95% 1.01-1.28) were independent variables which associated with C. difficile infection. CONCLUSIONS: Antibiotic treatment, tube feeding and fragility are associated with C. difficile infection.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Factors for clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in elderly patients. A case-control study]|
|Original language||Multiple languages|
|Journal||Med. Clín. (Barc)|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Oct 2000|
- Clostridium difficile
- Risk factors