Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009
CME ACTIVITY - Research
Clinical Risk Factors for Severe Clostridium difficile–associated Disease
|Age >70 y||3.35†||1.48–7.57|
|Small bowel obstruction or ileus||3.06‡||1.00–9.39|
|Abnormal abdominal CT scan||13.54†||5.72–32.07|
*CDAD, Clostridium difficile–associated disease; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; CT, computed tomography; SNF, skilled-nursing facility. Constant included in analysis.
‡p = 0.05.
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