Antimicrobial prescribing practices in response to different Clostridium difficile diagnostic methodologies

Emily R.M. Sydnor, Abigail Lenhart, Brandon Trollinger, Edina Avdic, Lisa L. Maragakis, Karen C. Carroll, Sara E. Cosgrove

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Abstract

We evaluated treatment decisions and antimicrobial use related to 2 testing algorithms for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Our findings suggest that a 2-step testing algorithm using rapid polymerase chain reaction confirmatory testing leads to decreased unnecessary anti-CDI antimicrobial use. In addition, a significant proportion of patients with confirmed CDI were not treated according to recommended guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1136
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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