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

@article{Peel2012DifferingRF,
  title={Differing risk factors for vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-sensitive enterococcal bacteraemia.},
  author={Trisha Nicole Peel and Allen C Cheng and Tim D Spelman and Michael B Huysmans and Denis D Spelman},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={388-94}
}
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… CONTINUE READING