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The Impact of Clostridium Difficile Infections on In-Hospital Outcomes of Venous Thromboembolism (Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism) Hospitalizations.

by Jhaveri, Khushali; Som, Aniruddh.
Citation: Cureus. 12(7):e9195, 2020 Jul 15..Journal: Cureus.Published: ; 2020ISSN: 2168-8184.Full author list: Jhaveri K; Som A; Padala SA; Surani S.UI/PMID: 32685328.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDepartment(s): Medicine/Internal MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.9195 (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Cureus. 12(7):e9195, 2020 Jul 15.Abstract: Background Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with high mortality. Studies have shown an increased rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with CDI. However, literature regarding the impact of CDI on outcomes of VTE-related hospitalizations is scarce. Our study aimed to assess the impact of CDI on in-hospital outcomes among VTE hospitalizations. Methods The 2016 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used to identify all adult hospitalizations in the United States with a primary discharge diagnosis of acute VTE. Hospitalizations with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) were included under VTE. The sample was stratified based on the presence or absence of active CDI. Chi-square test and weighted Student's t-test were used to analyze categorical and continuous variables, respectively. The adjusted odds ratio (OR) for clinical outcomes were calculated using multivariate logistic regression analysis. Subgroup analyses for DVT and PE hospitalizations were performed. All analyses were completed in SAS (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC), and a p-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results We identified 382,585 weighted hospitalizations for VTE. Among them, 0.8% had concomitant CDI. The presence of CDI was associated with a statistically significant increase in in-hospital mortality (6% vs. 3%), hospitalization cost (

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