Descriptive Epidemiology of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Hospitalized Adult Patients in the Asia Pacific Region
|Clostridium Difficile Infection|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- To estimate the incidence of laboratory-confirmed hospital-onset CDI cases for hospitalized adult patients [ Time Frame: every 5 days after consented to enroll the exam ]
A laboratory-confirmed CDI case is defined as a patient who has experienced the passage of 3 or more unformed or loose stools [diarrhea] conforming to the shape of a container within a 24-hour period and has a positive laboratory test result confirmed by PCR. A hospital onset case is defined as a patient with diarrhea more than 48 hours after admission to a hospital.
The study period is the study duration, which is defined as the first date of surveillance at each hospital until the sample collection date of the last CDI positive patient (N=100).
|Study Start Date:||December 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Laboratory (PCR)-confirmed C.difficile infection
patient who has experienced the passage of 3 or more unformed or loose stools [diarrhea] conforming to the shape of a container within a 24-hour period and has a positive laboratory test result confirmed by PCR.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01560832
|Korea, Republic of|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 120-752|