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Use of Hypochlorite Solution to Decrease Rates of Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea

  • Kathleen M. McMullen (a1), Jeanne Zack (a2), Craig M. Coopersmith (a3), Marin Kollef (a3), Erik Dubberke (a3) and David K. Warren (a3)...
Abstract

An increased rate of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) was noted in 2 intensive care units of a university-affiliated tertiary care facility. One unit instituted enhanced environmental cleaning with a hypochlorite solution in all rooms, whereas the other unit used hypochlorite solution only in rooms of patients with CDAD. The CDAD rates decreased in both units.

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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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