Survey of Clostridium difficile infection surveillance systems in Europe, 2011.

Survey of Clostridium difficile infection surveillance systems in Europe, 2011. Euro Surveill. 2016 Jul 21;21(29) Authors: Kola A, Wiuff C, Akerlund T, van Benthem BH, Coignard B, Lyytikäinen O, Weitzel-Kage D, Suetens C, Wilcox MH, Kuijper EJ, Gastmeier P, members of ECDIS-Net Abstract To develop a European surveillance protocol for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), existing national CDI surveillance systems were assessed in 2011. A web-based electronic form was provided for all national coordinators of the European CDI Surveillance Network (ECDIS-Net). Of 35 national coordinators approached, 33 from 31 European countries replied. Surveillance of CDI was in place in 14 of the 31 countries, comprising 18 different nationwide systems. Three of 14 countries with CDI surveillance used public health notification of cases as the route of reporting, and in another three, reporting was limited to public health notification of cases of severe CDI. The CDI definitions published by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) were widely used, but there were differing definitions to distinguish between community- and healthcare-associated cases. All CDI surveillance systems except one reported annual national CDI rates (calculated as number of cases per patient-days). Only four surveillance systems regularly integrated microbiological data (typing and susc...
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

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ConclusionsIt has already been observed that low antibody levels are associated with recurrent CDI (Bauer et al., 2014). The findings of our clinical trial show a similar trend. Our developed ELISA test could help to conduct further research and it might be helpful in clinical use to detect patients of high risk for CDI recurrence.
Source: Journal of Microbiological Methods - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur model that included novel biomarkers of BUN-to-SCr ratio and glucose have a higher predictive performance of 30-day mortality and prolonged ICU stay following CDI than do the guidelines.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Abstract Clostridium difficile (CD) is a common pathogen that causes severe gastrointestinal inflammatory diarrhea in patients undergoing antibiotic therapy. Its virulence derives from two toxins, toxin CD, A &B (TcdA and TcdB) (10). Among the prime candidates for CD colonization are patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), who are routinely treated with antibiotics and frequently hospitalized. Indeed, ~50% of CF patients are colonized with virulent forms of CD but do not exhibit diarrhea (7, 9, 61). We found that TcdB has global effects on colonic cells, including reducing the steady-state levels of sodium proton ...
Source: Am J Physiol Gastroi... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol Source Type: research
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Source: Chembiochem - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Chembiochem Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
In Reply We appreciate the comments rendered by Kanemoto et al and Ng et al in response to our study reporting surgical trends in the management of Clostridium difficile colitis. We used the National Inpatient Sample, the largest all-payor administrative database available in the United States, to derive the study cohort.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
To the Editor Juo et al found that no significant difference was observed between loop ileostomy (LI) and total abdominal colectomy (TAC) for treating fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) in their retrospective cohort study. The overall in-hospital mortality rate for patients undergoing surgery for FCDC was 30.1%, with no significant difference between LI and TAC (26.0% vs 31.1%; P  = .28). The findings would be beneficial for patients with FCDC because LI could be less invasive and maintain physiologic functions of colon compared with TAC. However, we are concerned about the higher rates of operati...
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS: BACTERIAL/FUNGAL: Edited by Monica Slavin Source Type: research
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Source: Anaerobe - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Anaerobe Source Type: research
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