Risk factors for development of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bloodstream infection in patients with cancer who are colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

@article{Zaas2002RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for development of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bloodstream infection in patients with cancer who are colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococci.},
  author={Aimee K. Zaas and Xiaoyan Song and Pamela D. Tucker and Trish Perl},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1139-46}
}
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) is a common nosocomial isolate, especially among patients with cancer. VRE infections have substantial attributable mortality among patients with cancer. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for developing bloodstream infection with VRE in patients with cancer who are colonized with VRE. VRE colonization was prospectively identified in 197 patients with cancer during 4-year period, of whom 179 (91%) had complete records for… CONTINUE READING

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