COMUNICADO: New Study Reveals the Impact of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) on the Health Service is Equivalent to an Addition

Publicado 21/04/2017 1:02:26CET

The SHAIPI CDI study investigated the clinical outcomes following hospitalisation of patients with CDI in Scotland. The primary analysis 'Clinical outcomes following hospitalisation with Clostridium difficile' aimed to quantify the impact of CDI on recurrence of CDI, mortality, readmissions to hospital and length of stay, in order to understand the impact of the infection.[4] The second analysis 'Clinical outcomes following community associated and hospital associated Clostridium difficile infection: matched case-control studies' investigated the recurrence of CDI and readmissions to hospital, in both community associated CDI (CA-CDI) and hospital associated CDI (HA-CDI) cases, and mortality and length of stay in CA-CDI cases compared to controls and HA-CDI cases compared to controls.[5] The research was funded by Astellas Pharma EMEA.

About Astellas Pharma EMEA    

Astellas Pharma EMEA operates in 40 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is the EMEA regional business of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceuticals. The organisation's focus is to deliver outstanding R&D and marketing to continue growing in the world pharmaceutical market. Astellas presence in Europe also includes an R&D site and three manufacturing plants. The company employs over 4,500 people across the EMEA region. In 2013 Astellas was awarded SCRIP Pharmaceutical Company of the Year in recognition of its commercial success and pipeline development.


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