- The co-seasonality of pneumonia and influenza with Clostridium difficile infection in the United States, 1993-2008Kevin A Brown
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Epidemiol 178:118-25. 2013..073, 1.153). Future research could seek to understand which mediating pathways, including changes in broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing and hospital crowding, are most responsible for the associated changes in incidence. ..
- Meta-analysis of antibiotics and the risk of community-associated Clostridium difficile infectionKevin A Brown
Epidemiology Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:2326-32. 2013..Avoidance of high-risk antibiotics (such as clindamycin, CMCs, and fluoroquinolones) in favor of lower-risk antibiotics (such as penicillins, macrolides, and tetracyclines) may help reduce the incidence of CDI...
- The magnitude and duration of Clostridium difficile infection risk associated with antibiotic therapy: a hospital cohort studyKevin A Brown
Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
PLoS ONE 9:e105454. 2014..These findings are consistent with studies showing higher risk associated with longer antibiotic use in hospitalized patients, but suggest that the duration of increased risk is shorter than previously thought. ..