Prevalence and management of antibiotic associated diarrhea in general hospitals

Sebastian Vermeersch, Ann Tanghe, Monique Elseviers, Lieven Annemansn, Monique Elseviers, Yoleen van Camp, Sander Nayaert, Khyra Duré. Research Article: Prevalence and management of antibiotic associated diarrhea in general hospitals.

At the request of Biocodex, a multinational pharmaceutical company, and in collaboration with Prof. Lieven Annemans (Ghent University, I-CHER) and Prof. Monique Elseviers (University of Antwerp, Centre For Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC)), hict is currently performing an independent health economic analysis investigating the cost-effectiveness of the preventive use of S. Boulardii CNCM I-745 in reducing the development of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in adult hospitalized patients on antibiotics.

As part of this analysis, a separate study was performed in 4 Belgian hospitals to determine the overall prevalence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, including mild to moderate cases, in adult hospitalized patients on antibiotics. In addition to measures of prevalence, this study focusses on the resource use typically associated with the specific treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and its resulting costs. The outcomes of this study were published in BMC Infectious Diseases, an open access, peer-reviewed journal and serve as key inputs for the health economic evaluation.

 

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Prevalence and management of antibiotic associated diarrhea in general hospitals
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