Study: C. diff Colitis Increased 47% Over 10 Years
Clostridium difficile colitis, an inflammation of the colon associated with C. difficile, has increased 47 percent from the 2001-2005 period to the 2006-2010 period, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
An analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001 to 2010 also found that colectomies increased 32 percent in the same time frame. Overall, a colectomy was required in 0.7 percent of CDC cases and had an associated mortality of 30.7 percent.
The researchers identified the predictors for colectomy and mortality, which may help healthcare providers stratify patients by risk and provide counseling, according to the study.
More Articles on C. diff:
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
New From Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
CMS Delays Quality Reporting Measure ASC-11 ImplementationRead Now
- Dotty Bollinger of Laser Spine Institute to Present at Becker's June Conference
- 5 Things to Know About Medline's Acquisition of Spine Technology From Amendia
- 7 Things to Know About Collect Rx
- Guy A. Medaglia, Cynthia Moore-Hardy, and Sharon O'Keefe to Speak at Becker's Hospital Meeting
- 15 CPT & Coding Issues for Orthopedics & Spine