[Factors for clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in elderly patients. A case-control study]

Translated title of the contribution: [Factors for clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea in elderly patients. A case-control study]

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Abstract

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 languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)499-500
JournalMed. Clín. (Barc)
Volume115
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2000

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile
  • Colitis
  • Elderly
  • Frailty
  • Risk factors

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