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Table 4 Antibiotic treatment with vancomycin or teicoplanin in patients with E. faecium BSI, including mortality rates ( n= 33)

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

  Vancomycine/teicoplanin treatment cases (n = 33)
  Yes No
  Empirical Mortality Therapeutic Mortality   Mortality
At time of blood culture withdrawal 3 2/3 1* 0 29 11/29
(9.1%) (66.7%) (3%) (0%) (87.9%) (37.9%)
After 24 hrs 4 3/4 13 + 2* 5/15 14 5/14
  (12.1%) (75%) (45.5%) (33.3%) (42.4%) (35.7%)
  1. *Because of coagulase negative staphylococci.