The incidence of and clinical variables associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococcal colonization in mechanically ventilated patients.

@article{Bhorade1999TheIO,
  title={The incidence of and clinical variables associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococcal colonization in mechanically ventilated patients.},
  author={Sangeeta M. Bhorade and Jim Christenson and Anne S. Pohlman and Paul M. Arnow and Jesse Booth Hall},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 4},
  pages={1085-91}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES (1) To determine in our ICU the incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) colonization in mechanically ventilated patients without a history of VRE infection or colonization; and (2) to determine the risk factors and outcome variables associated with VRE colonization in these patients. DESIGN A prospective cohort study conducted between January 1996 and March 1998. SETTING Medical and cardiac critical care units in a tertiary care urban university hospital… CONTINUE READING