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Katarína Bielaková, Pavel Weber, Hana Matejovská-Kubesová, Alena Sevcíková, Martin Vrba, Marie Kolárová, Petronela Ambrosová, Monika Korbelova-Nagyová
BACKGROUND: The disease caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile/Clostridium difficile associated disease/diarrhoea (CDAD) is becoming a serious problem especially in geriatric patients, who are now relatively often treated by broad-spectrum antibiotics. The goal of our study was to evaluate the occurrence of the risk factors and to evaluate the complex of relations and coherence which lead to the CDAD disease in a selected group of seniors treated at our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The retrospective study evaluated a group of 67 patients with diagnosed CDAD, who were hospitalized at the clinic of internal medicine, geriatrics and practical medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty Hospital in Brno from January 2007 till October 2010...
2011: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
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