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Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020

Emergence of pstS-Null Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Clone ST1478, Canada, 2013–2018

Melissa McCrackenComments to Author , Robyn Mitchell, Stephanie Smith, Susy Hota, John Conly, Tim Du, John Embil, Lynn Johnston, Debbie Ormiston, Jennifer Parsonage, Andrew Simor, Alice Wong, George Golding, and for the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program
Author affiliations: Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (M. McCracken, T. Du, G. Golding); Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (R. Mitchell); University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (S. Smith); Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (S. Hota); University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (J. Conly); Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg (J. Embil, D. Ormiston); Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (L. Johnston); University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton (J. Parsonage); Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto (A. Simor); Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (A. Wong)

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Table 2

Characteristics for patients with ST1478 versus non-ST1478 vancoymicin-resistant enterococci bloodstream infections, Canada, 2013–2018*

Characteristic ST1478, n = 110 Non-ST1478, n = 492 p value
Mean age, y (SD)
58 (16.8)
59 (17.5)
M 69/110 (62.7) 296/492 (60.2) 0.62
41/110 (73.3)
196/492 (39.8)
Central venous catheter 57/82 (69.5) 184/251 (73.3) 0.50
Solid organ transplant 24/97 (24.7) 42/325 (12.9) 0.005
Hemodialysis 15/70 (21.4) 47/223 (21.1) 0.95
11/70 (15.7)
54/223 (24.2)
ICU admission within 30 d of positive blood culture 11/91 (12.1) 60/332 (18.1) 0.18
30 d all-cause mortality rate 35/108 (32.4) 120/390 (30.8) 0.75

*Values are no. positive/no. tested (%) unless indicated otherwise. ICU, intensive care unit.

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