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Clostridium difficile outbreaks: prevention and treatment strategies

Overview of attention for article published in Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, July 2012
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Title
Clostridium difficile outbreaks: prevention and treatment strategies
Published in
Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, July 2012
DOI 10.2147/rmhp.s13053
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Authors

Fernando Martinez

Abstract

The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have increased dramatically over the past decade. Its treatment, however, has largely remained the same with the exception of oral vancomycin use as a first-line agent in severe disease. From 1999 to 2004, 20,642 deaths were attributed to CDI in the United States, almost 7 times the rate of all other intestinal infections combined. Worldwide, several major CDI outbreaks have occurred, and many of these were associated with the NAP1 strain. This 'epidemic' strain has contributed to the rising incidence and mortality of CDI. The purpose of this article is to review the current management, treatment, infection control, and prevention strategies that are needed to combat this increasingly morbid disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Kenya 1 2%
Unknown 62 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 23%
Student > Master 15 23%
Other 10 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 4 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Chemistry 3 5%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 7 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 July 2012.
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#9,994,517
of 12,487,019 outputs
Outputs from Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
#94
of 120 outputs
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#84,811
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Outputs of similar age from Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
#7
of 14 outputs
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