Oral Abstract Session:
163. New Insights into C. difficile Transmission and Reporting
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 200-212

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

Topical Category: N8. Clostridium difficile (CDI)

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Case Western Reserve University and Fernanda Lessa, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


8:30 AM
Association between Antibiotic Prescribing Practices and Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection
Raymund Dantes, MD, MPH ; Yi Mu, PhD ; Lauri A. Hicks, DO ; Jessica Cohen, MPH ; Wendy Bamberg, MD ; Zintars G. Beldavs, MS ; Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, FSHEA ; Monica M. Farley, MD ; Stacy Holzbauer, DVM, MPH, DACVPM ; James Meek, MPH ; Erin Phipps, DVM ; Lucy Wilson, MD ; Lisa G Winston, MD ; L. Clifford Mcdonald, MD ; Fernanda Lessa, MD

8:45 AM
Hospital transfer network structure as a risk factor for C. difficile infections
Jacob Simmering ; David Campbell ; Linnea Polgreen, PhD ; Philip M. Polgreen, MD

9:15 AM
Comparison of Internal Scorecard Results Utilizing Individual Infection Ratios (IIR) vs. Standardized Infection Ratios (SIR)
Kathleen Gase, MPH, CIC ; Raya R. Khoury, MPH ; Jake Bishop ; Sandra Mccormick ; Hilary M. Babcock, MD, MPH

9:30 AM
Outcomes in Clostridium difficile Patients with Negative Toxin Immunoassay Results
Christopher Polage, MD ; Clare Gyorke ; Michael Kennedy ; Jhansi Leslie, BS ; David Chin ; Susan Wang ; Hien H. Nguyen, MD, MAS ; Bin Huang, MD, PhD ; Yi-Wei Tang, MD PhD ; Ed Panacek, MD MPH ; Parker Goodell ; Jay Solnick, MD, PhD ; Stuart Cohen, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

9:45 AM
Is Clostridium difficile Strain Type a Predictor of Disease Outcomes?
Isaac See, MD ; Yi Mu, PhD ; Jessica Cohen, MPH ; Zintars G. Beldavs, MS ; Lisa G Winston, MD ; Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, FSHEA ; John Dunn, DVM, PhD ; Monica M. Farley, MD ; Stacy Holzbauer, DVM, MPH, DACVPM ; Carol Lyons, MPH ; Helen Johnston, MPH ; Erin Phipps, DVM ; Rebecca Perlmutter, MPH ; Lydia Anderson, BS ; Fernanda Lessa, MD

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C. J. Donskey, None

F. Lessa, None

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