C. Difficile Risk Score Calculator for Prophylactic Probiotics
Created by Azzam, Sharma, Baz
Calculates patients' risk stratification for C. difficile infection and notifies providers whether patient would benefit from the prophylactic administration of probiotics.
History of stay in a communal-living health care facility in the previous 60 days
Days of hospitalization in the previous 60 days
History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
History of Cardiovascular Disease
History of Rheumatologic Disease
History of Diabetes
History of Liver Disease
History of Malignancy or Metastatic Tumor
History of Chronic Kidney Disease
Defined as CKD diagnosis or history of dialysis. CKD = chronic kidney disease.
History of Antibiotic Use
Antibiotic use in the 60 days before admission was classified into 4 mutually exclusive groups: 1) use of high-risk antibiotics, including second- and third-generation cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, and clindamycin; 2) medium-risk antibiotic use, including amoxicillin/clavulanic acid and macrolides; 3) low-risk antibiotic use, including all antibiotics not considered to be high-risk or medium-risk; and 4) no antibiotic use.
History of Gastric Acid Suppressant Use
History of Immunosuppression
History of Chemotherapy