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Table 5 Multivariate logistic regression analyses: risk factors associated with an E. faecium BSI ( n= 33)

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

Variables tested B p OR [95% CI]
A. Colonization with E. faecium 30 days prior to blood culture 1.742 0.004 5.71 [1.7–18.7]
B. Neutropenia and abdominal focus* 1.474 0.010 4.37 [1.4–13.4]
C. Age > 58 years 1.390 0.017 4.01 [1.3–12.5]
D. Days of admission prior to blood culture > 14 days 1.267 0.054 3.56 [0.98–12.9]
E. CRP >125 mg/L 1.216 0.032 4.37 [1.1–10.2]
  1. *Abdominal pain and/or diarrhea. B = regression coefficient. P p-value. OR Odds ratio. 95% CI 95% confidence interval.