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Table 3 Comparison of outcome and antibiotic treatment of cases ( E. faecium ) and controls

From: Algorithm for pre-emptive glycopeptide treatment in patients with haematologic malignancies and an Enterococcus faecium bloodstream infection

  Cases (n = 33) Controls (n = 66) p-value
Piperacillin-tazobactam treatment at time blood culture is drawn and/or 30 days before 22 (66.7%) 42 (63.6%) 0.766
Vancomycin/teicoplanin treatment at time of blood culture withdrawal 4 (12.1%) 8 (12.1%) 1.000
ICU admission till 7 days after positive bloodculture 5 (15.2%) 1 (1.5%) 0.015
Mortality*    
   At 7 days 10 (30.3%) 3 (4.5%) 0.001
   At 30 days 13 (39.4%) 7 (10.6%) 0.001
  1. *After last positive blood culture with E. faecium.