Medline ® Abstract for Reference 59
of 'Clostridium difficile in adults: Treatment'
Intracolonic use of vancomycin for treatment of clostridium difficile colitis in a patient with a diverted colon: report of a case.
Nathanson DR, Sheahan M, Chao L, Wallack MK
Dis Colon Rectum. 2001;44(12):1871.
Clostridium difficile-associated pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a common affliction of postoperative patients. Risk factors include antibiotic therapy, recent surgery, and hospitalization (1,2,3). We present a case of PMC in a diverted colon and its treatment using vancomycin enemas.
Department of Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, NY, USA.