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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects included in this study

From: Does vancomycin resistance increase mortality in Enterococcus faecium bacteraemia after orthotopic liver transplantation? A retrospective study

 VRE-BSI
(n = 39)
VSE-BSI
(n = 138)
p
Age [Years]53.7 ± 10.952.2 ± 10.70.408
Females11 (28.2)40 (29.0)0.924
Re-OLT before BSI onset?  0.391
 No18 (46.2)60 (43.5) 
 One21 (53.9)68 (49.3) 
 Two0 (0)7 (5.1) 
 Three0 (0)3 (2.2) 
MELD Score last OLT*27.4 ± 10.222.9 ± 10.80.019
Interventions (d-30 until BSI onset) to:
 increase arterial perfusion of the liver0.6 ± 0.90.3 ± 0.70.023
 abscess drainage0.2 ± 0.50.2 ± 0.60.927
 biliary drainage0.5 ± 1.10.8 ± 1.20.251
Laparotomies0.4 ± 0.70.5 ± 1.00.741
Total interventions (d-30 until BSI onset)2.3 ± 1.82.5 ± 1.80.612
Days from last LTX until BSI**25 [1–9883]21 [1–4423]0.719
Mean SOFANon-GCS (d-7 until d-1 before BSI) ***8.1 ± 4.67.4 ± 5.10.373
Days in ICU before BSI onset (within 7 days before BSI)6.1 ± 3.05.1 ± 3.50.050
Days on ward before BSI onset (within 7 days before BSI)1.6 ± 2.62.2 ± 3.10.204
Days at home before BSI onset (within 7 days before BSI)0.3 ± 1.40.7 ± 1.80.057
  1. Data are presented as n (%), mean ± standard deviation.
  2. * n = 176 (1 missing)
  3. **Values displayed as median [range]
  4. *** n = 172 (5 missing)
  5. Abbreviations: VRE vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, VSE vancomycin-susceptible E. faecium, OLT orthotopic liver transplantation, ICU intensive care unit, BSI bloodstream infection