Patients who undergo elective stoma reversal are at higher risk for postoperative Clostridium difficile infection than patients undergo elective colectomy, according to new research published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.
Matthew Skancke, MD, of George Washington University Hospital, and colleagues wrote that they undertook the study to evaluate the varying risks for C. difficile infection (CDI) associated with restoration of intestinal continuity and colon resection.
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