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Clostridium difficile infection in Italian urban hospitals: data from 2006 through 2011

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2013
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Title
Clostridium difficile infection in Italian urban hospitals: data from 2006 through 2011
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-13-146
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Authors

Stefano Di Bella, Maria Musso, Maria A Cataldo, Marcello Meledandri, Eugenio Bordi, Daniela Capozzi, Maria C Cava, Patrizia Chiaradonna, Grazia Prignano, Nicola Petrosillo

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In developed countries, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) represents an emerging threat in terms of morbidity and mortality rates. In our country limited CDI epidemiological data can be found.We have conducted a 6-year retrospective study to evaluate the incidence of CDI in Italian urban hospitals. METHODS: Stool samples tested for C. difficile toxins from January 2006 to December 2011 in 5 large hospitals in Rome, Italy, were considered in the analysis. Repeated samples taken <= 2 months after a positive result were excluded. RESULTS: A total of 402 CDI episodes were identified. The incidence of CDI episodes progressively increased from 0.3 in 2006 to 2.3 per 10,000 patient-days in 2011. CDI episodes mostly occurred in patients > 60 years of age (77%). The >80 year-old age class reported the highest percentage of CDI episodes on tested samples (16%). Eighty percent (80%) of CDI episodes occurred in medical wards followed by surgery (10.2%) and intensive care units (9.8%). CONCLUSIONS: A significant increasing incidence of CDI episodes over the study period was observed during the years (p<.001), particularly in the older age groups. Medical wards experienced the highest number of CDI episodes as compared to intensive care and surgical wards. The increasing rate of CDI episodes over the last six years in our country, is alarming; urgent improvements in the surveillance systems and control programs are advisable.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 24%
Student > Bachelor 4 19%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Student > Master 2 10%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Physics and Astronomy 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 27 March 2013.
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#6,262,192
of 11,242,249 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,790
of 4,203 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#57,035
of 128,937 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#67
of 140 outputs
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