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Unintended Consequences of Pretransplant Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Screening on Antimicrobial Stewardship Among Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients

  • Erica J. Stohs (a1) (a2), Trenton MacAllister (a2), Steven A. Pergam (a1) (a2), Elizabeth M. Krantz (a2), Rupali Jain (a1) (a3), Ania Sweet (a3) and Catherine Liu (a1) (a2)...

Abstract

We examined vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)-directed antimicrobial use and VRE bacteremia in a cohort of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation patients from a center where VRE screening is standard prior to transplant. In this cohort, VRE bacteremia (VREB) was infrequent. In patients without VREB, colonized patients received VRE therapy more often than noncolonized patients.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:730–733

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Address correspondence to Erica Stohs, MD MPH, 1100 Fairview Ave, North, E4-100, Seattle, WA 98109 (estohs@fredhutch.org).

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. Portions of this work were presented at IDWeek on October 6, 2017, in San Diego, California.

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