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Incidence of Clostridium difficile Infection After Sepsis Protocol Antibiotics.

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Summary of "Incidence of Clostridium difficile Infection After Sepsis Protocol Antibiotics."

The management of sepsis includes the prompt administration of intravenous antibiotics. There is concern that sepsis treatment protocols may be inaccurate in identifying true sepsis and exposing patients to potentially harmful antibiotics, sometimes unnecessarily. This study was designed to investigate those concerns by focusing on in-hospital Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), which is a known complication of exposure to antibiotics.

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Name: The western journal of emergency medicine
ISSN: 1936-9018
Pages: 977-981

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