European Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections. Surveillance protocol version 2.1
ECDC publishes a protocol developed for the surveillance Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) to address the lack of standardised surveillance of CDI in EU Member States.
Clostridium difficile infection in Europe: a hospital-based surveyArchived
Clostridium difficile infection is the leading cause of healthcare-associated diarrhoea in the developed world and represents a major financial burden for European healthcare systems.
Infection control measures to limit the spread of Clostridium difficileArchived
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is an intestinal infection usually acquired in hospital settings, after antibiotic treatment. The clinical spectrum of CDI ranges from mild diarrhoea to severe life-threatening pseudomembranous colitis. In the recent years, an increased incidence of CDI has been reported in Europe and worldwide.
European Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections. Surveillance protocol version 2.2
This protocol prescribes the methodology, and provides the data collection tools required to achieve the objectives of European surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs).
Burden of Six Healthcare-Associated Infections on European Population Health: Estimating Incidence-Based Disability-Adjusted Life Years through a Population Prevalence-Based Modelling Study
Cassini, A., Plachouras, D., Eckmanns, T., Abu Sin, M., Blank, H.-P., Ducomble, T., Haller, S., Harder, T., Klingeberg, A., Sixtensson, M., Velasco, E., Weiß, B., Kramarz, P., Monnet, D.L., Kretzschmar, M.E., Suetens, C.
Control of infectious diseases in the era of European clinical microbiology laboratory consolidation: New challenges and opportunities for the patient and for public health surveillance
Vandenberg, O., Kozlakidis, Z., Schrenzel, J., Struelens, M.J., Breuer, J.
Application of a new methodology and R package reveals a high burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Germany compared to the average in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2011 to 2012
Zacher, B., Haller, S., Willrich, N., Walter, J., Abu Sin, M., Cassini, A., Plachouras, D., Suetens, C., Behnke, M., Gastmeier, P., Wieler, L.H., Eckmanns, T.