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Hospital-Onset Clostridium difficile Infection Rates in Persons with Cancer or Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: A C3IC Network Report

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Mini Kamboj*
Affiliation:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Crystal Son
Affiliation:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Sherry Cantu
Affiliation:
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Roy F. Chemaly
Affiliation:
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Jeanne Dickman
Affiliation:
James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Erik Dubberke
Affiliation:
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, Missouri Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Lisa Engles
Affiliation:
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan
Theresa Lafferty
Affiliation:
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gale Liddell
Affiliation:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
Mary Ellen Lesperance
Affiliation:
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan
Julie E. Mangino
Affiliation:
James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Stacy Martin
Affiliation:
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Jennie Mayfield
Affiliation:
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Sapna A. Mehta
Affiliation:
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York
Susan O'Rourke
Affiliation:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Cheryl S. Perego
Affiliation:
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Randy Taplitz
Affiliation:
Thornton Hospital, UCSD, La Jolla, California
Janet Eagan
Affiliation:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Kent A. Sepkowitz
Affiliation:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
*
1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065 (kambojm@mskcc.org)

Abstract

A multicenter survey of 11 cancer centers was performed to determine the rate of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection (HO-CDI) and surveillance practices. Pooled rates of HO-CDI in patients with cancer were twice the rates reported for all US patients (15.8 vs 7.4 per 10,000 patient-days). Rates were elevated regardless of diagnostic test used.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2012

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