Additive Effect of Enterococcus faecium on Enterococcal Bloodstream Infections: A 14-Year Study in a Swiss Tertiary Hospital.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Oct;34(10):1109-12
Authors: Weisser M, Capaul S, Dangel M, Elzi L, Kuenzli E, Frei R, Widmer A
We investigated whether an increase in enterococcal bloodstream infections (BSIs) depends on the emergence of Enterococcus faecium in an area with low vancomycin-resistant enterococci prevalence. From 1999 to 2012, a linear increase in E. faecium BSI rates (0.009 per 1,000 patient-days per year; [Formula: see text]) was noted. Enterococcus faecalis BSI rates remained stable.
PMID: 24018931 [PubMed - in process]