Systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes following emergency surgery for Clostridium difficile colitis

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Only a small proportion of patients with severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) undergo emergency surgery, the timing and nature of which is unclear. The aim of this study was to describe the operations performed and to identify factors predictive of death following emergency surgery for CDI.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1501-13
Number of pages13
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012