A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile

Robert Orenstein, Kimberly C. Aronhalt, James E. McManus, Leslie A. Fedraw

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This study evaluated daily cleaning with germicidal bleach wipes on wards with a high incidence of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The intervention reduced hospital-acquired CDI incidence by 85%, from 24.2 to 3.6 cases per 10,000 patient-days, and prolonged the median time between hospital-acquired CDI cases from 8 to 80 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1137-1139
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Orenstein, R., Aronhalt, K. C., McManus, J. E., & Fedraw, L. A. (2011). A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(11), 1137-1139. https://doi.org/10.1086/662586