Ertapenem Prophylaxis Associated With an Increased Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection Among Surgical Patients.

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Ertapenem Prophylaxis Associated With an Increased Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection Among Surgical Patients.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug 17;:1-4

Authors: Lee S, Prasad P, Lin M, Garritson S, Nichols A, Liu C

Abstract
A case-control study was conducted to determine risk factors for hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection among patients admitted to 2 surgical units. Ertapenem prophylaxis was significantly associated with C. difficile infection risk (odds ratio, 3.13 [95% CI, 1.13-8.68], P=.028) and may offer an antimicrobial stewardship target among surgical patients. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;00(0):1-4.

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