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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 ± 10.9 52.2 ± 10.7 0.408
Females 11 (28.2) 40 (29.0) 0.924
Re-OLT before BSI onset?    0.391
 No 18 (46.2) 60 (43.5)  
 One 21 (53.9) 68 (49.3)  
 Two 0 (0) 7 (5.1)  
 Three 0 (0) 3 (2.2)  
MELD Score last OLT* 27.4 ± 10.2 22.9 ± 10.8 0.019
Interventions (d-30 until BSI onset) to:
 increase arterial perfusion of the liver 0.6 ± 0.9 0.3 ± 0.7 0.023
 abscess drainage 0.2 ± 0.5 0.2 ± 0.6 0.927
 biliary drainage 0.5 ± 1.1 0.8 ± 1.2 0.251
Laparotomies 0.4 ± 0.7 0.5 ± 1.0 0.741
Total interventions (d-30 until BSI onset) 2.3 ± 1.8 2.5 ± 1.8 0.612
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 ± 4.6 7.4 ± 5.1 0.373
Days in ICU before BSI onset (within 7 days before BSI) 6.1 ± 3.0 5.1 ± 3.5 0.050
Days on ward before BSI onset (within 7 days before BSI) 1.6 ± 2.6 2.2 ± 3.1 0.204
Days at home before BSI onset (within 7 days before BSI) 0.3 ± 1.4 0.7 ± 1.8 0.057
  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