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Enterococci are bacteria germs that commonly live in the gastrointestinal tract bowels of most people sex is called colonisation without causing illness. Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by enterococci. When enterococci become resistant to vancomycin meaning vre antibiotics are no longer effectivethey vre called vancomycin-resistant enterococci aex VRE.

Most of the time VRE do not cause any problems and those who are colonised with VRE do not look or feel different to anyone else.

However, sometimes VRE can get into other parts of the body and cause an infection. VRE can be spread from person to person through direct contact with an infected or colonised person.

This is either directly from the hands of another person or indirectly from environmental surfaces or medical equipment that have become vre. The symptoms that develop with VRE infection are the ones you would get with any other bacterial infection such as:. In some cases VRE can enter the bloodstream, from either an existing infection such as an abscess or urinary vvre infection or from a medical device such as a vge catheter or intravenous catheter. Symptoms of bloodstream infection are also not sex to VRE and can be the same as for other bacteria.

Typically, signs and symptoms can include fever, shivering, and low blood pressure. People carrying VRE in their bowel or other body sites swx no signs or symptoms and it is impossible to tell if a person has VRE by looking at them.

If infection is suspected then a doctor will take a swab or specimen of, for example, blood, or wound, or urine or sputum and send it to the laboratory for testing. People colonised with VRE do not need to have any treatment or antibiotics.

If VRE is found in a specimen taken from sex while you are in hospital, your healthcare team will continue to provide vre same level of care. However, some extra precautions will be taken:. Your family and friends can visit you but to prevent the vre of VRE to other patients or the environment, it is important that all visitors:.

Eex hand hygiene will help prevent your family and friends from getting VRE. You should always perform hand hygiene by vr your hands with soap and water:. VRE can survive for long periods on environmental surfaces, for example toilets, table tops and chairs, so it is important to regularly clean your household. Your clothing can be washed in the usual manner, along with the rest of the household laundry.

If you sex to another healthcare facility, visit another doctor or have home care services, you should tell them that you have a VRE. Early detection of people who carry VRE is essential to stop any spread. If someone has a history of vrf in a hospital or residential care facility outside of WA in the last 12 months, a specimen to screen for Vre either a stool sample or a rectal swab will be taken from them when they are admitted to hospital.

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care.

Sex about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

Search this vre Search all sites Search. Go to whole of WA Government Search. Open search bar Open navigation Submit search. Health conditions. Facebook Youtube Twitter. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci VRE Enterococci are bacteria sex that commonly live in the gastrointestinal tract bowels of most people this is called colonisation without causing illness.

There are other antibiotics that sex be used to treat Sex infections. Who is most at risk of getting VRE infections? People whose ability to fight infections is low, such as: people with cancer those receiving dialysis people in vre intensive care unit people who have had transplants.

How is VRE spread? It is not spread through the air or by coughing or sneezing. The symptoms that develop with VRE infection are the ones you would get with any other bacterial infection such as: fever feeling generally unwell rapid pulse rate redness, swelling, pain or heat sex a specific site In some cases VRE can enter the bloodstream, from either an existing infection such as an abscess or urinary tract infection or from a medical device such as a urinary catheter or intravenous catheter.

If the VRE are causing infection, there are still some antibiotics that wex be used. What happens if you have VRE? However, some extra precautions will be taken: You will be moved to a single room. Everyone, including you and your visitors, will need to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based vre rub before sex or leaving your room.

A sign will be placed on your door to remind others of the precautions they need to follow, for example, to wear a gown and gloves when providing care.

An alert will be placed against your name in the hospital computer system that can be seen by all the metropolitan public hospitals in WA. This alerts staff at the time of future admissions that extra precautions are required. As there is no method for vre information to ses shared with WA country or private hospitals, residential care facilities or hospitals outside of WA, it is vre you advise these health providers that you have acquired a VRE.

What about my family and visitors? Your ssx and friends can visit you but to prevent the spread of VRE to other patients or the environment, it is important that all visitors: always follow hand hygiene practices before entering and leaving your room do not eat or drink in your room do not use your hospital bathroom.

Sex you return home Good hand hygiene will help prevent your family and friends from getting VRE. You should always perform hand hygiene by washing sex hands with soap and water: after vre the bathroom before and after eating if you touch any wounds or medical devices that you may have, for example a urinary catheter or wound drain. How can the spread of VRE be prevented? More Information If you are in hospital, you can ask to speak to the infection prevention control nurse. See your doctor.

Ring healthdirect Australia on Remember Bacteria known as vancomycin-resistant enterococci VRE are resistant to some powerful antibiotics.

VRE are usually spread from person to person through contact with infected people or people who carry the bacteria without it causing infection within themselves. Hand hygiene is a simple but very effective measure that stops the spread of germs.

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It is unclear whether VRE infection serves as an independent risk factor for increased mortality or an indicator for patients with more severe illnesses and thus a higher risk for death. Vancomycin resistant enterococci VRE have emerged as a worldwide concern especially in patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit setting and in those who are immunocompromised [ 1 ].

Among liver transplant recipients, the most common bacterial pathogens include Enterococcus species and Enterobacteriaceae species [ 1 ]. As fluoroquinolones have increasingly been in use for prophylaxis in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis SBP , there has been an increasing trend towards more gram-positive bacterial infections compared to gram-negative organisms [ 2 ]. Patients with cirrhosis who are awaiting liver transplant or have received liver transplants, are at an increased risk of colonization and infection with VRE [ 3 ].

Several studies involving liver transplant recipients have shown increased morbidity and mortality in patients with VRE infection and colonization compared to those without VRE [ 1 , 3 , 4 ].

Fewer studies have evaluated the impact of VRE colonization and infection in liver transplant candidates prior to transplantation. McNeil et al. This study did not compare outcomes of VRE-infected patients with patients infected with other organisms. In addition to SBP prophylaxis, cirrhotic patients with recurrent hepatic encephalopathy are commonly prescribed rifaximin, a non-absorbable antibiotic that decreases the rate of relapse of encephalopathy [ 6 ].

A retrospective, chart review study was performed involving all cirrhotic patients admitted to the Hepatology Service at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California from January through December The goals of this study were: [ 1 ] to examine the risk factors that predispose cirrhotic patients to VRE infection compared to cirrhotic patients infected with gram-negative organisms and uninfected patients; and [ 2 ] to use VRE infection status as an exposure variable to compare the subsequent outcomes, including day and 1-year mortality, length of hospital stay, and length of ICU stay, of VRE-infected cirrhotic patients to other cirrhotic patients infected with gram-negative organisms and uninfected patients.

The first objective was to use data collected at the time of determination of VRE infection to determine the risk factors associated with acquisition of VRE infection in cirrhotic patients. This was a retrospective chart review study involving consecutive patients with cirrhosis admitted to the Hepatology Service between January and December Demographics and laboratory data were extracted from electronic health records.

Patients were categorized into three groups based on the results of cultures from blood, urine, ascites, pleural fluid, BAL and wounds.

VRE cases, comparator group 1 gram-negative infections and comparator group 2 no infections. VRE positivity was inclusive of both Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium strains, identified using the Vitek..

Comorbidities reviewed included diabetes, need for hemodialysis, presence of ascites, history of gastro-intestinal bleed or SBP. The review of antibiotic history included use of prophylactic antibiotics for SBP and rifaximin or neomycin for hepatic encephalopathy. The etiology of cirrhosis was also recorded.

For VRE positive patients, the type of treatment received for VRE was noted daptomycin, linezolid, synercid, tigecycline or no treatment. Whether subsequent organ transplant was performed after the positive or negative culture in question was determined. For the hospital admission during which time the positive or negative culture occurred, length of total hospitalization stay and length of ICU stay were recorded. Objective 1 determine the risk factors associated with acquisition of VRE infection in cirrhotic patients.

VRE positive patients were compared to two different l groups: VRE positive compared to sterile, and VRE positive compared to patients with gram-negative infection.

Descriptive statistics involved presentations of group means with standard deviations for continuous variables and frequencies with percentages for categorical variables. Univariate associations with each of the independent variables were first evaluated. Continuous variables of age and WBC were categorized into 4-level variables based on the quartile distribution of each variable; odds ratios for the second through fourth quartile categories were estimated, estimating the odds of VRE infection relative to the first quartile.

The dialysis association was estimated for any dialysis relative to no dialysis. Objective 2 evaluate VRE association with mortality and length of stay outcomes. VRE infection status was used as the primary independent exposure variable to evaluate mortality and length of stay outcomes.

VRE positive and negative patients were compared on 1-year and day mortality with logistic regression. Mortality analyses as the dependent outcome were limited to subjects who were followed for the defined follow-up period i. The average length of hospitalization was compared between VRE positive and negative groups using truncated negative binomial regression for count data truncation to account for zero not being a possible value.

The average length of ICU stay was compared by negative binomial regression for count data. Because VRE positive patients were more likely than VRE negative patients to be of Hispanic ethnicity and female and to have a Child Pugh score of C, all associations of VRE infection with mortality and length of stay outcomes were estimated with and without adjustment for Hispanic ethnicity, gender and Child Pugh score.

A total of patients consecutively admitted to the Hepatology Service with cirrhosis were identified from the period of January through December The additional 82 patients who were VRE negative, but had gram positive cultures were excluded from this analysis, as we did not feel they were clinically relevant. The majority of the patients who had positive VRE cultures had this organism isolated from the urine whereas equal numbers of patients infected with other organisms comparator 1 had organisms isolated from urine and blood.

Neither age, diabetes, history of gastrointestinal bleed or etiologies of cirrhosis were significant risk factors for acquisition of VRE infection. These differences remained significant after adjusting for age, ethnicity, gender, and disease severity scores. VRE infection is a significant cause of morbidity in patients with end stage liver disease [ 1 ].

The continued spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria leads to limited treatment options and potential for significant negative impact on patients. It has been well documented that VRE colonization and infection in orthotopic liver transplant OLT recipients results in increased morbidity, as defined by longer ICU stay, and mortality [ 3 , 5 , 7 — 9 ].

Studies have shown that VRE colonization in cirrhotics is associated with increased risk of subsequent infection and death [ 5 , 10 ]. However, there is a deficit of literature addressing the outcomes of cirrhotic patients prior to transplantation who are infected with VRE and the risk factors associated with acquisition of VRE infection.

In this ethnically diverse retrospective study, VRE infected and non-infected populations significantly differed with respect to gender, race and disease severity indices. Female gender and Hispanic race have not previously been shown to be risk factors for VRE acquisition in cirrhotic patients. The reasoning for why women and Hispanics are at increased risk was not evidently clear.

It is possible that the occurrence is due in part to a high Hispanic population in southern California leading to an overall increased prevalence of the disease. As many VRE cultures were collected from urine, one could predict a female predominance given incidence of urinary tract infection being more common in females [ 11 ]. In the univariate analysis compared to uninfected individuals, the use of SBP prophylaxis was found to be a risk factor for the acquisition of VRE infection as was the use of rifaximin, a non-absorbable antibiotic used to treat hepatic encephalopathy [ 6 ].

When all antibiotics were evaluated together, the use of any antibiotic either for SBP or hepatic encephalopathy prophylaxis was found to be a risk factor for VRE infection, compared to uninfected individuals. VRE colonization is associated with antibiotic usage, in particular prolonged fluoroquinolone use in cirrhotic patients, and has been associated with increased risk of gram-positive infections [ 2 , 8 ].

Hagen et al. Only 3. Not all participants had cultures collected at other sites to indicate actual VRE infection, and of the few reported, most were actually not colonized with VRE. As such, the authors suggest that pre-transplant colonization with VRE plays a minor role in post-transplant morbidity and mortality attributed to the VRE infection [ 12 ]. Thus, it appears that measures aimed at reducing VRE colonization should be directed to more critically ill patients with higher MELD scores.

This is not a practice we do at our hospital to routinely check rectal swabs. Another study found the use of SBP prophylaxis with fluoroquinolones in cirrhotics was more predictive of infection with antibiotic resistant bacterial organism, notably VRE [ 13 ].

Interestingly, this same study did not find a significant risk of antibiotic resistant bacterial infection with the use of non-absorbed antibiotics such as rifaximin. Another study showed that the use of the non-absorbed antibiotic, neomycin, was associated with VRE colonization [ 5 ]. These findings are in contrast with our results, as ours showed that rifaximin use was associated with increased risk of infection with VRE. This is an interesting result given the characteristics of rifaximin as having an estimated bioavailability in the blood after oral administration of less than 0.

When in anaerobic environment such as the colon, rifaximin reduces plasmid transfer, which is important in transfer of bacterial resistance [ 7 ]. With guidelines now recommending rifaximin as the first line treatment for hepatic encephalopathy, this raises concern for potential increases in development of bacterial resistance in a time when rifaximin use will only continue to intensify [ 6 ].

All of the patients were followed for 1 year after the identified positive or negative culture to document subsequent transplantation. It was interesting to note that the majority of all patients in the study actually did not go on to receive any type of transplantation at our study center. Multiple studies have shown that VRE infection in liver transplant recipients results in longer hospital stay and mortality [ 3 , 5 , 7 — 9 ].

This was true even after adjustment for sex, race and ethnicity, but was reduced to non-significant levels with adjustment for severity indices Child Pugh and MELD scores. It is unclear whether VRE infection serves as an independent risk factor for increased mortality or if it is an indicator for patients with more severe illnesses and thus at a higher risk for death. Nonetheless, identification of VRE should prompt timely therapy and implementation of appropriate preventive strategies.

Limitations to our study include the retrospective study data acquisition comprised of chart review, and sampling from a single referral center. Furthermore, some follow up may be incomplete in a few subjects in regards to mortality, as continued care is not always done at our facility if patients do not go on to transplant. Good hand hygiene will help prevent your family and friends from getting VRE. You should always perform hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water:.

VRE can survive for long periods on environmental surfaces, for example toilets, table tops and chairs, so it is important to regularly clean your household. Your clothing can be washed in the usual manner, along with the rest of the household laundry. If you go to another healthcare facility, visit another doctor or have home care services, you should tell them that you have a VRE. Early detection of people who carry VRE is essential to stop any spread.

If someone has a history of being in a hospital or residential care facility outside of WA in the last 12 months, a specimen to screen for VRE either a stool sample or a rectal swab will be taken from them when they are admitted to hospital.

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional.

Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions. Search this site Search all sites Search.

Go to whole of WA Government Search. Open search bar Open navigation Submit search. Health conditions. Facebook Youtube Twitter. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci VRE Enterococci are bacteria germs that commonly live in the gastrointestinal tract bowels of most people this is called colonisation without causing illness. There are other antibiotics that can be used to treat VRE infections. Who is most at risk of getting VRE infections? People whose ability to fight infections is low, such as: people with cancer those receiving dialysis people in an intensive care unit people who have had transplants.

How is VRE spread? It is not spread through the air or by coughing or sneezing. The symptoms that develop with VRE infection are the ones you would get with any other bacterial infection such as: fever feeling generally unwell rapid pulse rate redness, swelling, pain or heat at a specific site In some cases VRE can enter the bloodstream, from either an existing infection such as an abscess or urinary tract infection or from a medical device such as a urinary catheter or intravenous catheter.

If the VRE are causing infection, there are still some antibiotics that can be used. What happens if you have VRE? However, some extra precautions will be taken: You will be moved to a single room. Everyone, including you and your visitors, will need to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub before entering or leaving your room.

A sign will be placed on your door to remind others of the precautions they need to follow, for example, to wear a gown and gloves when providing care. An alert will be placed against your name in the hospital computer system that can be seen by all the metropolitan public hospitals in WA. This alerts staff at the time of future admissions that extra precautions are required.

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Vancomycin resistant enterococci VRE infections are of increasing concern in many hospitalized patients. Patients with cirrhosis are at added risk of infection with VRE, with associated increased risk for complications from infections. The goals of this study were to: [ 1 ] identify risk factors for VRE amongst cirrhotic patients before liver transplantation, and [ 2 ] evaluate risk of morbidity and mortality at days and one-year after VRE infection.

Chart review of cirrhotic patients hospitalized at a tertiary medical center was performed. In multivariable logistic regression analyses, female gender OR 3. It is unclear whether VRE infection serves as an independent risk factor for increased mortality or an indicator for patients with more severe illnesses and thus a higher risk for death. Vancomycin resistant enterococci VRE have emerged as a worldwide concern especially in patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit setting and in those who are immunocompromised [ 1 ].

Among liver transplant recipients, the most common bacterial pathogens include Enterococcus species and Enterobacteriaceae species [ 1 ]. As fluoroquinolones have increasingly been in use for prophylaxis in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis SBPthere has been an increasing trend towards sex gram-positive bacterial infections compared to gram-negative organisms [ 2 ].

Patients with cirrhosis who are awaiting liver transplant or have received vre transplants, are at an increased risk of colonization and infection with VRE [ 3 ]. Several studies involving liver transplant recipients have shown increased morbidity and mortality in patients with VRE infection and colonization compared to those without VRE [ 134 ].

Fewer studies have evaluated the impact of VRE colonization and infection in liver transplant candidates prior to transplantation. McNeil et al. This study did not compare outcomes of Sex patients with patients infected with other organisms.

In addition to SBP prophylaxis, cirrhotic patients with recurrent hepatic encephalopathy are commonly prescribed rifaximin, a non-absorbable antibiotic that vre the rate of relapse of encephalopathy [ 6 ]. A retrospective, chart review study was performed involving all cirrhotic patients admitted to the Hepatology Service at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California from January through December The goals of this study were: [ 1 ] to examine the risk factors that predispose cirrhotic patients to VRE infection compared to cirrhotic patients sex with gram-negative organisms sex uninfected patients; and [ 2 ] to use VRE infection status as an exposure variable to compare the subsequent outcomes, including day and 1-year mortality, length of hospital stay, and length of ICU stay, of VRE-infected cirrhotic patients to other cirrhotic patients infected with gram-negative organisms and uninfected patients.

The first objective was to use data collected at the time of determination of VRE infection to determine the risk factors associated with acquisition of VRE infection in cirrhotic patients. This was a retrospective chart review study involving consecutive patients with cirrhosis admitted to the Hepatology Service between January and December Demographics and laboratory data were extracted from electronic health records.

Patients were categorized into three groups based on the results of cultures from blood, urine, ascites, pleural fluid, BAL and wounds. VRE cases, comparator group 1 gram-negative infections and comparator group 2 no infections.

VRE positivity was inclusive of both Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium strains, identified using the Vitek. Comorbidities reviewed included diabetes, need for hemodialysis, presence of ascites, history of gastro-intestinal bleed or SBP. The review sex antibiotic history included use of prophylactic antibiotics for SBP and rifaximin or neomycin for hepatic encephalopathy.

The etiology of cirrhosis was also recorded. For VRE positive patients, the type of treatment received for VRE was noted daptomycin, linezolid, synercid, tigecycline or no treatment. Whether subsequent organ transplant was performed after the positive or negative culture in question was determined. For the hospital admission during which time the positive or negative culture occurred, length of total hospitalization stay and length of ICU stay were recorded. Objective 1 determine the risk factors associated with acquisition of VRE infection in cirrhotic patients.

VRE positive patients were compared to two different l groups: VRE positive compared to sterile, and VRE positive compared to patients with gram-negative infection.

Descriptive statistics involved presentations of group means with standard deviations for continuous variables and frequencies with percentages for categorical variables. Univariate associations with each of the independent variables were first evaluated. Continuous variables of age and WBC were categorized into 4-level variables based on the quartile distribution of each variable; odds ratios for the second through fourth quartile categories were estimated, estimating the odds of VRE infection relative to the first quartile.

The dialysis association was estimated for any dialysis relative to no dialysis. Objective 2 evaluate VRE association sex mortality and length of stay outcomes. VRE infection status was used as the primary independent exposure variable to evaluate mortality and length of stay outcomes. VRE positive and negative patients were compared on 1-year and day mortality with logistic sex. Mortality analyses as the dependent outcome were limited to subjects who were followed for the defined follow-up period i.

The average length of hospitalization was compared between VRE positive and negative groups using truncated negative binomial regression for count data truncation to account for zero not being a possible value. The average length of ICU stay was compared by negative binomial regression for count data. Because VRE positive patients were more likely than VRE negative patients to be of Hispanic ethnicity and female and to have a Child Pugh score of C, all associations of VRE infection with mortality and length of stay outcomes were estimated with and without adjustment for Hispanic ethnicity, gender and Child Pugh score.

A total of patients consecutively admitted to the Hepatology Service with cirrhosis were vre from the period of January through December The additional 82 patients who were VRE negative, but had gram positive cultures were excluded from this analysis, as we did not feel they were clinically relevant.

The majority of the patients who had positive VRE cultures had this organism isolated from the urine whereas equal numbers of patients infected with other organisms comparator 1 had organisms isolated from urine and blood. Neither age, diabetes, history of gastrointestinal bleed or etiologies of cirrhosis were significant risk factors for acquisition of VRE infection. These differences remained significant after adjusting for age, ethnicity, gender, and disease severity scores.

VRE infection is a significant cause of morbidity in patients with end stage liver disease [ 1 ]. The continued spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria leads to limited treatment options and vre for significant negative impact on patients. It has been well documented that VRE colonization and infection in orthotopic liver transplant OLT recipients results in increased morbidity, as defined by longer ICU stay, and mortality [ 357 — 9 ].

Studies have shown that VRE colonization in cirrhotics is associated with increased risk of subsequent infection and death [ 510 ]. However, there is a deficit of literature addressing the outcomes of cirrhotic patients prior to transplantation who are infected with VRE and the risk factors associated with acquisition of VRE infection. In this ethnically diverse retrospective study, VRE infected and non-infected populations significantly differed with respect to gender, race and disease severity indices.

Female gender and Hispanic race have not previously been shown to be risk factors for VRE acquisition in cirrhotic patients.

The reasoning for why women and Hispanics are at increased risk was not evidently clear. It is possible that the occurrence is due in part to a high Hispanic population vre southern California leading to an overall increased prevalence of the disease. As many VRE cultures were collected from urine, one could predict a female predominance given incidence of urinary tract infection being more common in females [ 11 ]. In the univariate analysis compared to uninfected individuals, the use of SBP prophylaxis was found to be a risk factor for the acquisition of VRE infection as was the use of rifaximin, a non-absorbable antibiotic used to treat hepatic encephalopathy [ 6 ].

When all antibiotics were evaluated together, the use of any antibiotic either for SBP or hepatic encephalopathy prophylaxis was found to be a risk factor for VRE infection, compared to uninfected individuals. VRE colonization is associated with antibiotic usage, in particular prolonged fluoroquinolone use in cirrhotic patients, and has been associated with increased risk of gram-positive infections [ 28 ]. Hagen et al. Only 3. Not all participants had cultures collected at other sites to indicate actual VRE infection, and of the few reported, most were actually not colonized with VRE.

As such, the authors suggest that pre-transplant colonization with VRE plays a minor role in post-transplant morbidity and mortality attributed to the VRE infection [ 12 ]. Thus, it appears that measures aimed at reducing VRE colonization should be directed to more critically ill patients with higher MELD scores. This is not a practice we do at our hospital to routinely check rectal swabs. Another study found the use of SBP prophylaxis with fluoroquinolones in cirrhotics was more predictive of infection with antibiotic resistant bacterial organism, notably VRE [ 13 ].

Interestingly, this same study did not find a significant risk of antibiotic resistant bacterial infection with the use of non-absorbed antibiotics such as rifaximin.

Another study showed that the use of the non-absorbed antibiotic, neomycin, was associated with VRE colonization [ 5 ]. These findings are in contrast with our results, as ours showed that rifaximin use was associated with increased risk of infection with VRE. This is an interesting result given the characteristics of rifaximin as having an estimated bioavailability in the blood after oral administration of less than 0.

When in anaerobic environment such as the colon, rifaximin reduces plasmid transfer, which is important in transfer vre bacterial resistance [ 7 ].

With guidelines now recommending rifaximin as the first line treatment for hepatic encephalopathy, this raises concern for potential increases in development of bacterial resistance in a time when rifaximin use will only continue to intensify [ 6 ]. All of the patients were followed for 1 year after the identified positive or negative culture to document subsequent transplantation.

It was interesting sex note that the majority of all patients in the study actually did not vre on to receive any type of transplantation at our study center. Multiple studies have shown that VRE infection in liver transplant recipients results in longer hospital stay and mortality [ 357 — 9 ]. This was true even after adjustment for sex, race and ethnicity, but was reduced to non-significant levels with adjustment for severity indices Child Pugh and MELD scores.

It is unclear whether VRE infection serves as an independent risk factor for increased mortality or if it is an indicator for patients with more severe illnesses and thus at a higher risk for death. Nonetheless, identification of VRE should prompt timely therapy and implementation of appropriate preventive strategies. Limitations to our study include the retrospective study data acquisition comprised of chart review, and sampling from a single referral center.

Furthermore, some follow up may be incomplete in a few subjects in regards to mortality, as continued care is not always done at our facility if patients do not go on to transplant. Our data may be incomplete in regards to specific details of the medical history and prior antibiotics obtained from outside hospitals, as our institution is a referral center so not all records sex available or accessible for the patient during the chart review.

While this study employed a small patient sample with subsequent reduction in statistical power, it is still the largest series of cirrhotics analyzed with VRE.

This is one of the first studies that vre the effect of female gender and Hispanic ethnicity on VRE. There will need to be further studies completed in order to further elucidate the role of cirrhosis and VRE on outcomes particularly after liver transplantation. Hispanic ethnicity and female gender in this study was associated with VRE infection in cirrhotic patients admitted to Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California.

Due to the morbidity associated with VRE infection it is important to be aware of these risk factors and further studies into these infections. WM developed the statistical analysis plan, conducted all statistical analyses, and developed tables and summary text of statistical methods and results. SP and MB performed much of the data entry and analysis. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. National Institutes of Health. The consent is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

The grant supported the vre analysis and statistical analysis of the study. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. Melissa Barger, Email: go. Emily Blodget, Email: ude. Sol Pena, Email: gro. Wendy Mack, Email: ude. Tse-Ling Fong, Email: ude.

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