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Comorbidities, exposure to medications, and the risk of community-acquired clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Stone, Jennifer C.; Clark, Justin; McKenzie, Samantha J.; Yakob, Laith; Paterson, David L.; Riley, Thomas V.; Doi, Suhail A. R.; Clements, Archie C.


BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been extensively described in healthcare settings; however, risk factors associated with community-acquired (CA) CDI remain uncertain. This study aimed to synthesize the current evidence for an association between commonly prescribed medications and comorbidities with CA-CDI. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted in 5 electronic databases for epidemiologic studies that examined the association between the presence of comorbidities and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1017/ice.2014.39


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