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Surveillance of infection severity: a registry study of laboratory diagnosed Clostridium difficile

Schlackow, I; Walker, AS; Dingle, K; Griffiths, D; Oakley, S; Finney, J; Vaughan, A; ... Wyllie, DH; + view all (2012) Surveillance of infection severity: a registry study of laboratory diagnosed Clostridium difficile. PLoS Med , 9 (7) , Article e1001279. 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001279. Green open access

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Abstract

Changing clinical impact, as virulent clones replace less virulent ones, is a feature of many pathogenic bacterial species and can be difficult to detect. Consequently, innovative techniques monitoring infection severity are of potential clinical value.

Type: Article
Title: Surveillance of infection severity: a registry study of laboratory diagnosed Clostridium difficile
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001279
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001279
Language: English
Additional information: PMCID: PMC3409138 This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) license. Authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in PLOS journals, so long as the original authors and source are cited.
Keywords: Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Clostridium Infections, Clostridium difficile, Computer Simulation, Demography, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Incidence, Laboratories, Hospital, Male, Models, Biological, Neutrophils, Population Surveillance, Registries, Regression Analysis, Reproducibility of Results, Retrospective Studies, Severity of Illness Index, Virulence
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Inst of Clinical Trials and Methodology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Inst of Clinical Trials and Methodology > MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1417043
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