WSES guidelines for management of Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients


Massimo Sartelli, Macerata Hospital
Mark A. Malangoni, American Board of Surgery
Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, College of Medicine and Health Sciences United Arab Emirates University
Ewen A. Griffiths, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Stefano Di Bella, IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani
Lynne V. McFarland, University of Washington
Ian Eltringham, King's College Hospital
Vishal G. Shelat, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
George C. Velmahos, Harvard Medical School
Ciarán P. Kelly, Harvard Medical School
Sahil Khanna, Mayo Clinic
Zaid M. Abdelsattar, University of Michigan Medical School
Layan Alrahmani, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Luca Ansaloni, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital
Goran Augustin, University of Zagreb School of Medicine
Miklosh Bala, Hadassah University Medical Centre
Frédéric Barbut, National Reference Laboratory for Clostridium difficile
Offir Ben-Ishay
Aneel Bhangu, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Walter L. Biffl, Denver Health Med Center
Stephen M. Brecher, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose Eleuterio Gonzalez
Miguel A. Caínzos, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Laura A. Canterbury, University of Alberta
Fausto Catena, Parma Maggiore Hospital
Shirley Chan, Medway Maritime Hospital
Jill R. Cherry-Bukowiec, University of Michigan Medical School
Jesse Clanton, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Federico Coccolini, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital
Maria Elena Cocuz, Universitatea Transilvania din Brașov
Raul Coimbra, UC San Diego Health Sciences
Charles H. Cook, Harvard Medical School
Yunfeng Cui, Tianjin Medical University

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World Journal of Emergency Surgery


In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide. The incidence of CDI has also increased in surgical patients. Optimization of management of C difficile, has therefore become increasingly urgent. An international multidisciplinary panel of experts prepared evidenced-based World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) guidelines for management of CDI in surgical patients.



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