Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Serious C. Difficile cases on rise in hospitals

As per a recent study conducted at the University of Western Australia, found out that incidences related to Clostridium difficile infection that causes severe diarrhoea, toxic colitis and death are increasing in Australian hospitals. The study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia. It was a two year survey specifically of the hospitals that identified C. difficile infections. In total 450 public hospitals were covered and a high total of 12,683 cases of HI-CDI were identified and studied further. Further the researchers discovered that total incidence of 3.65 HI-CDI cases were registered per 10,000 patients. The entire annual cases rose by 4.03 in the year 2012 from 3.25 per 10,000 patients from the year 2011. The total annual cases increased from18 per cent to 24 per cent. This is a big difference and is also a cause of worry. Steps should be taken forward to control and check this infection.

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