Probiotics to reduce Clostridium difficile in Calgary hospitals

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is among the most important causes of infectious diarrhea occurring in hospitalized patients.  The PREVENT-CDI-55+ initiative seeks to use probiotics to reduce CDI and antibiotic associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients receiving antibiotics. With funding from Alberta Innovates, W21C is implementing this innovative initiative across all Calgary adult hospitals using a stepped-wedge design.