2019 update of the WSES guidelines for management of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection in surgical patients


Sartelli M., Di Bella S., McFarland L. V. , Khanna S., Furuya-Kanamori L., Abuzeid N., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.14, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13017-019-0228-3
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Keywords: Clostridioides difficile infection, Clostridium difficile infection, Pseudomembranous colitis, Antimicrobial treatment, Fecal microbiota transplantation, Infection control, Antimicrobial stewardship, FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANTATION, INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE, PROTON-PUMP INHIBITORS, CLINICAL-PRACTICE GUIDELINES, CLINDAMYCIN-ASSOCIATED COLITIS, ANTIBIOTIC-ASSOCIATED DIARRHEA, HEALTH-CARE EPIDEMIOLOGY, LENGTH-OF-STAY, RISK-FACTORS, BINARY TOXIN

Abstract

In the last three decades, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has increased in incidence and severity in many countries worldwide. The increase in CDI incidence has been particularly apparent among surgical patients. Therefore, prevention of CDI and optimization of management in the surgical patient are paramount. An international multidisciplinary panel of experts from the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) updated its guidelines for management of CDI in surgical patients according to the most recent available literature. The update includes recent changes introduced in the management of this infection.