Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection: Rising to the Challenge

By Mark Levitan.

Published by The International Journal of Aging and Society

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Over the last two decades, “Clostridium difficile” infection (CDI) rates have increased significantly in the Western world, making it an epidemic. CDI is one of the main causes of illness and increasing health care costs among aging populations. Being over the age of 65 is, on its own, an important risk factor. This paper investigates strategies for improving preventive measures and suggests that the human and economic costs of failing to do so will be high.

Keywords: Prevention, Age-related disease, “Clostridium difficile”

The International Journal of Aging and Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.43-49. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 503.088KB).

Mark Levitan

Student, Honours Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Mark Levitan studies medical sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. His research interests include improving trauma scene times among first responders, and patient-centred medical care. His research is informed by his experiences as a first responder, in an intensive care unit and in a cardiac rehabilitation unit.