Journal article

Differing risk factors for vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-sensitive enterococcal bacteraemia

T Peel, AC Cheng, T Spelman, M Huysmans, D Spelman

CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2012

Abstract

Enterococcus is an important cause of bacteraemia. Previous epidemiological studies examining risk factors for enterococcal bacteraemia have used traditional case-control study designs, which can be potentially biased. This case-case-control study examining risk factors for enterococcal bacteraemia was conducted over 10 years (January 2000 to December 2009) in a tertiary, university-affiliated hospital. There were 440 episodes of enterococcal bacteraemia, 80 of which were caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Two multivariable models were generated, comparing VRE and vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus (VSE) with the same control group. VRE bacteraemia was associated with centra..

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