J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 08;91(2):422-426
From the Department of Surgery (M.S.), Macerata Hospital, Macerata; General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Department (L.A.), Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, Italy; Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (W.A.B.), Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California; General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Department (F.C.), Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy; Department of General and Metabolic Surgery (B.D.S.), Poissy and Saint Germain en Laye Hospitals, Poissy, France; Abdominal Center (A.L., M.T.), Helsinki University Hospital Meilahti, Finland; Division of General Surgery (Y.K.), Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel; Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health (E.E.M.), Denver, Colorado; and Department of Emergency Surgery (F.C.), Parma Maggiore Hospital, Parma, Italy.
Abstract: In the last three decades, the dramatic worldwide increase in incidence and severity of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) (formerly Clostridium difficile infection) has made CDI a global public health challenge. Surgery is a known risk factor for development of CDI yet surgery is also a treatment option in severe cases of CDI. The World Society of Emergency Surgery guidelines for management of CDI in surgical patients were published in 2015. Read More