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Revista chilena de infectología

versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018

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HERNANDEZ-ROCHA, Cristian et al. Performance of prognostic index in severe Clostridium difficile-associated infection: Retrospective analysis in a university hospital. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.6, pp.659-665. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182014000600003.

Introduction: By consensus severe, Clostridium difficile-associated infection (CDAI) is one that results in hospitalization in ICU, colectomy or death within 30 days. Multiple prognostic indices (IP) attempt to predict these adverse events. Objective: To evaluate the performance of 4 PI in predicting severe CDI. Methods: Hospitalized patients ≥ 18 years old with ICD were retrospectively evaluated. Patients with recurrent infection or hematological cancer were excluded. Four PI were evaluated: UPMC version 1, Calgary version 1, Hines VA and Calgary version 2. Results: Seven of 81 patients (8.1%) met the definition of severe CDI. Positive predicted value (PPV) and negative predicted value (NPV) of PI ranged from 20-75% and 91.3-95.7%, respectively. Only Hines VA index had a satisfactory Kappa index (0.74; 95% CI 0.41-1) with a PPV of 75% and NPV of 95,7%. However, because of the variables included, this PI could be calculated only in 32.6% of patients. Conclusion: Hines VA index has the best predicted value and agreement to rule out a severe CDI. Like others PI it has the limitation of including difficult variables to assess in all patients and tends to overestimate an unfavorable course.

Palabras clave : Clostridium difficile-associated infection; antibiotics-associated colitis; clinical prognostic rules; risk factors; severity; complications.

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