alexa Clostridium Difficile Infection: An Increasing Postsurg
ISSN: 2332-0877

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article

Clostridium Difficile Infection: An Increasing Postsurgical Complication

Aikaterini Masgala*, Spiros G Delis and Christos Dervenis
Hepatobilliary Surgical Unit, Surgical Clinic, Konstantopouleio General Hospital, Athens, Greece
Corresponding Author : Aikaterini Masgala
Konstantopouleio Generla Hospital
Hepatobilliary Surgical Unit, Athens, Greece
Tel: +00306936704618
E-mail:[email protected]
Received September 29, 2014; Accepted October 16, 2014; Published October 28, 2014
Citation: Masgala A, Delis SG, Dervenis C (2014) Clostridium Difficile Infection: An Increasing Postsurgical Complication. J Infect Dis Ther 2:176. doi: 10.4172/2332-0877.1000176
Copyright: © 2014 Masgala A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Related article at
DownloadPubmed DownloadScholar Google


Over the past decade the incidence of Clostridium Difficile infection has increased worldwide. Virulent forms of this organism have developed augmenting the morbidity and mortality of the disease. Surgical patients, especially those undergoing gastrointestinal surgery and solid organ transplantation, express high rates of CDI. Risk factors such as older age, prolonged preoperative hospital stay, use of broad spectrum antibiotics, and immunosuppression, have been identified. Given the high morbidity and mortality rates in this group of patients, implementation of targeted strategies to reduce infection risk must be applied.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version