A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Fingerprint

Clostridium Infections
Clostridium difficile
Incidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

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

A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile. / Orenstein, Robert; Aronhalt, Kimberly C.; McManus, James E.; Fedraw, Leslie A.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 32, No. 11, 11.2011, p. 1137-1139.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Orenstein, R, Aronhalt, KC, McManus, JE & Fedraw, LA 2011, 'A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 1137-1139. https://doi.org/10.1086/662586
Orenstein, Robert ; Aronhalt, Kimberly C. ; McManus, James E. ; Fedraw, Leslie A. / A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 11. pp. 1137-1139.
@article{695aa43bd0ab46a1a549f8409329c50e,
title = "A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile",
abstract = "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.",
author = "Robert Orenstein and Aronhalt, {Kimberly C.} and McManus, {James E.} and Fedraw, {Leslie A.}",
year = "2011",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1086/662586",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "32",
pages = "1137--1139",
journal = "Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology",
issn = "0899-823X",
publisher = "University of Chicago Press",
number = "11",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A targeted strategy to wipe out Clostridium difficile

AU - Orenstein, Robert

AU - Aronhalt, Kimberly C.

AU - McManus, James E.

AU - Fedraw, Leslie A.

PY - 2011/11

Y1 - 2011/11

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=80054851257&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=80054851257&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1086/662586

DO - 10.1086/662586

M3 - Article

C2 - 22011546

AN - SCOPUS:80054851257

VL - 32

SP - 1137

EP - 1139

JO - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

JF - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

SN - 0899-823X

IS - 11

ER -