Curr Treat Options Infect Dis (2018) 10:270–280 DOI 10.1007/s40506-018-0151-2 Antimicrobial Stewardship (A Pakyz, Section Editor) Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Decreasing Hospital-Associated Clostridium difficile Infections 1,2 Doaa M. Aljefri, PharmD, MSc 3,4 Alyssa B. Christensen, PharmD Amanda K. Gibson, PharmD 1,* Michael Postelnick, RPh, BCPS AQ-ID Address *,1 Department of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron, Feinberg LC-700, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA Email: email@example.com King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Department of Pharmacy, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL, USA University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Published online: 9 February 2018 * Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 This article is part of the Topical Collection on Antimicrobial Stewardship Keywords C. difficile Clostridium difficile infection Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection Antimicrobial I I I stewardship Opinion statement Purpose of review To provide a review of literature that discusses some of the most successful antimicrobial stewardship interventions reported across institutions worldwide in response to increased Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rates. Recent findings Although many different types of antimicrobial reduction practices have been proven effective, differences in resources acrossvarying sizesofinstitutionsmay makesome
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