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Brian Wong, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
School of Medicine
Research & Grantsmanship    Non-Funded Research Project
  • Principal Investigator at Loma Linda University Medical Center for study entitled "The Epidemiology, Severity and Risk Factors Related to Clostridium difficile-associated Disease and Clostridium difficile Colitis."  ( 1/2009 - 9/2009 )
    Co-investigators:  Mohammed Jaber, M.D., Snorri Olafsson, M.D., Vernon Smith We hope to:  1)      To determine the incidence, risk factors, severity, and outcome of Clostridium difficile associated disease. 2)      To determine the risk factors (including specific antibiotic use) that are associated with a subgroup of patients who develop severe disease requiring Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission or prolongation of ICU stay. 3)      To characterize those patients who underwent colectomy and those who died.