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Unnecessary Antimicrobial Use Increases Risk of Recurrent Infectious Diarrhea, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Meidcal Center Study


1/10/2013 7:11:07 AM

he impact of antibiotic misuse has far-reaching consequences in healthcare, including reduced efficacy of the drugs, increased prevalence of drug-resistant organisms, and increased risk of deadly infections. A new study featured in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, found that many patients with Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) are prescribed unnecessary antibiotics, increasing their risk of recurrence of the deadly infection.

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