C. difficile

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Abstract Number: 266

USING CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES TO REDUCE CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TESTING DELAYS

Background: Timely Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) testing is challenging but is important for faster and appropriate isolation and treatment of patients. Few studies have specifically addressed effective methods to hasten CDI testing without relying on [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on USING CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES TO REDUCE CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TESTING DELAYS

Abstract Number: 265

PREVALENCE OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CARRIERS IN AN URBAN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: There are 400,000 cases and 30,000 deaths from Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections in the United States annually. Efforts to reduce the transmission of C. diff have focused on patients with diarrhea, however, many [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on PREVALENCE OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CARRIERS IN AN URBAN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

HM2018 Abstract Number: 823

Diarrhea in my lung? A rare case of Clostridium difficile empyema

Case Presentation: 52 year old female with history of stage IV invasive colorectal adenocarcinoma of sigmoid colon with multifocal bilobar liver metastasis s/p sigmoid colon resection, diverting loop ileostomy and partial hepatectomy (two stage surgery [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Diarrhea in my lung? A rare case of Clostridium difficile empyema

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL MAPPING OF C. DIFFICILE: AN EXPLORATORY BIG DATA ANALYSIS

Background: Hospital-acquired C. difficile colitis is associated with increased length of stay (LOS) and significant morbidity and mortality. During hospitalization, patients visit many procedural, diagnostic, and treatment areas throughout the hospital, presenting opportunities for spore [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:03:57+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL MAPPING OF C. DIFFICILE: AN EXPLORATORY BIG DATA ANALYSIS