Hospital Infection Raises the Risk of Death for Bowel Patients
On April 22, a new study found that hospitalized patients having Bowel Disease known as IBD; if get infected with Clostridium Difficle bacteria will have six times more risk of death due to that Bacterial Infection.
The researchers of Imperial College London and at St. George Health Care Trust in United Kingdom have studied the data on IDB patients hospitalized between 2002 and 2008 and they found that the patients who get infected with the C. difficile have 6 times more chance of dying in the hospital due to this disease as compare to the patients who are not infected with this type of Bacteria.
The death rate of IDB patients infected with the C. difficile was 25% in 30 days while the death rate of other IDB patients not infected with C. difficle is 3%.
The researchers found that the IDB patients with C. difficile who stay for a long time in a hospital they require
A study published on April 19 in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics says that C. difficile bacteria is found in the gut of two third of children and 3% of adults and it do not cause disease in the healthy people. Many Antibiotics can cause problem as they destroy the harmless bacteria that are found in the gut, ultimately it can cause Diarrhea and Fever. The infection caused due to these Bacteria is really dangerous for ill people.
Dr. Sonia Saxena, School of Public Health, Imperial College London says that hospitals should make effort to protect the patients from C. difficile. The patients having high risk should be checked for C. difficile in advance, so that if they get infected they can be diagnosed and treated in an earliest possible time.
When you go to a hospital you expect to go there to get well. Sometimes however due to negligent care an infection is contracted and you get worse. If this is happened you should contact a medical negligence solicitor.