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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Outbreak report: a nosocomial outbreak of vancomycin resistant enterococci in a solid organ transplant unit

  Categories N/total or median (mean; range) %
Demographic characteristics Males 5/15 67
Age 59 yrs. (61.3 yrs.; 50–79 yrs)
Clinical findings Infected (versus colonized) 12/15 80
Deceased 3/15 20
Laboratory sampling Number of samples investigated per patient 24 (31; 8–105)
Number of positive samples per patient 2 (6.1; 1–52)
Laboratory findings PFGE pattern A (cluster strain) 9/13 69
PFGE pattern E (environmental strain) 1/13 8
other PFGE patterns 3/13 (one each) 23