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Volume 23, Number 11—November 2017

Research

Antimicrobial Nonsusceptibility of Gram-Negative Bloodstream Isolates, Veterans Health Administration System, United States, 2003–20131

Michihiko GotoComments to Author , Jennifer S. McDanel, Makoto M. Jones, Daniel J. Livorsi, Michael E. Ohl, Brice F. Beck, Kelly K. Richardson, Bruce Alexander, and Eli N. Perencevich
Author affiliations: Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Iowa City, Iowa, USA (M. Goto, J.S. McDanel, D.J. Livorsi, M.E. Ohl, B.F. Beck, K.K. Richardson, B. Alexander, E.N. Perencevich); University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City (M. Goto, J.S. McDanel, D.J. Livorsi, M.E. Ohl, E.N. Perencevich); Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (M.M. Jones); University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City USA (M.M. Jones)

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Table 2

Characteristics of patients with bacteremia caused by gram-negative bacteria, Veterans Health Administration System, United States, 2003–2013*

Characteristic Total Escherichia coli Klebsiella spp. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Acinetobacter spp.
No. 47,746 24,557 14,270 6,929 1,990
Age, y, mean ± SD 69.1 ± 2.2 69.8 ± 12.3 68.5 ± 12.1 68.5 ± 11.9 65.7 ± 12.6
Sex, %
M 96.40 95.30 97.30 97.90 97.30
F 3.60 4.70 2.70 2.10 2.70
Infection
CA-CO 20,210 (42.3) 13,515 (55.0) 4,802 (33.7) 1,454 (21.0) 439 (22.1)
HCA-CO 13,932 (29.2) 6,857 (27.9) 4,242 (29.7) 2,262 (32.7) 571 (28.7)
HO 13,604 (28.5) 4,185 (17.0) 5,226 (36.6) 3,213 (46.4) 980 (49.3)
HO (ICU onset) 3,819 (8.0) 838 (3.4) 1,389 (9.7) 1,174 (16.9) 418 (21.0)

*Values are no. (%) unless otherwise indicated. CA-CO, community-acquired, community-onset; HCA-CO, healthcare-associated, community-onset; HO, hospital-onset; ICU, intensive care unit.

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, April 25–28, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark; and at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring Meeting, May 14–17, 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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