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Hospital acquired vancomycin resistant enterococci in surgical intensive care patients – a prospective longitudinal study

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, August 2018
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Title
Hospital acquired vancomycin resistant enterococci in surgical intensive care patients – a prospective longitudinal study
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13756-018-0394-1
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Stefanie Kampmeier, Annelene Kossow, Larissa Monika Clausen, Dennis Knaack, Christian Ertmer, Antje Gottschalk, Hendrik Freise, Alexander Mellmann

Abstract

Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) occur with enhanced frequency in hospitalised patients. This study elucidates the prevalence of VRE on admission among surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patients, whether these patients are at special risk for VRE acquisition and which risk factors support this process. Patients admitted to SICUs of the University Hospital Münster were examined during August-October 2017. VRE screening was performed within 48 h after admission and directly prior to discharge of patients. In parallel risk factors were recorded to estimate their effect on VRE acquisition during SICU stay. In total, 374 patients (68% male) with a median age of 66 years were admitted to one of the SICUs during the investigation period. Of all, 336 patients (89.8%) were screened on admission and 268 (71.7%) on discharge. Nine patients were admitted with previously known VRE colonisation. Twelve (3.6%) further patients were VRE positive on admission. During ICU stay, eight (3.0%) additional patients turned out to be VRE colonised. Risk factors found to be significantly associated with VRE acquisition were median length of stay on the ICU (14 vs. 3 days; p = 0.01), long-term dialysis (12.5% vs. 2.0% of patients; p = 0.05), and antibiotic treatment with flucloxacillin (28.6% vs. 7.2% of patients; p = 0.01) or piperacillin/tazobactam (57.1% vs. 26.6% of patients; p = 0.01). SICU patients are not at special risk for VRE acquisition. Previous stay on a SICU should therefore not be considered as specific risk factor for VRE colonisation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 19%
Student > Master 9 19%
Student > Postgraduate 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 10 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 14 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 August 2018.
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#917,648
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Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#150
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#32,081
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Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#6
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