TABLE 2.

Characteristics of patients with MRSA bacteremia stratified according to hVISA infection status

CharacteristichVISA (n = 71)No hVISA (n = 416)P
Mean age (yr) ± SD62.3 ± 17.562.7 ± 16.40.8
No. (%) of patients
    Male gender33 (46.5)226 (54.1)0.3
    African American37 (52.1)198 (47.4)0.7
    On hemodialysis12 (16.9)95 (22.7)0.3
    With cardiac comorbidity36 (50.7)205 (49.0)0.8
    With diabetes34 (47.9)165 (39.5)0.2
    With endovascular source32 (45.1)185 (44.3)0.9
    With health care-associated infection55 (77.5)315 (75.4)0.7
    With a prosthesis13 (18.3)66 (15.8)0.6
Mean organ dysfunction score ± SD3.2 ± 1.83.2 ± 1.70.9
Mean duration of bacteremia (days) ± SDa6.4 ± 7.74.9 ± 6.90.2
No. of patients with the following/total no. (%):
    Persistence (≥7 days)a13/43 (30.2)60/242 (24.8)0.5
    Metastatic infectiona7/43 (16.3)41/242 (16.9)0.9
    Mortality ratea14/43 (32.6)67/242 (27.7)0.5
  • a Determined for 285 patients who received adequate treatment.