Impact of infection by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus on survival and resource utilization for patients with leukemia Journal Article


Authors: Bach, P. B.; Malak, S. F.; Jurcic, J.; Gelfand, S. E.; Eagan, J.; Little, C.; Sepkowitz, K. A.
Article Title: Impact of infection by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus on survival and resource utilization for patients with leukemia
Abstract: We estimated the impact of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection on the outcomes of patients with leukemia in a case-control study. Compared with their matched controls (n = 45), cases (n = 23) had 22% greater total charges and shorter survival (P = .04). These findings substantiate the need for aggressive interventions to prevent VRE transmission.
Keywords: adult; cancer survival; clinical article; controlled study; aged; middle aged; leukemia; antibiotic agent; survival rate; case-control studies; nonhuman; cancer patient; oncology; antibiotic resistance; longitudinal studies; new york city; enterococcus; vancomycin resistance; hospital infection; gram-positive bacterial infections; vancomycin; health care costs; bacterium culture; infection control; resource allocation; humans; human; male; female; article
Journal Title: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume: 23
Issue: 8
ISSN: 0899-823X
Publisher: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America  
Date Published: 2002-08-01
Start Page: 471
End Page: 474
Language: English
PUBMED: 12186216
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1086/502089
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Notes: Export Date: 14 November 2014 -- Source: Scopus
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MSK Authors
  1. Kent A Sepkowitz
    247 Sepkowitz
  2. Sharp Malak
    13 Malak
  3. Joseph G Jurcic
    127 Jurcic
  4. Peter Bach
    202 Bach
  5. Janet A Eagan
    37 Eagan
  6. Claudia   Little
    4 Little