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"Objective of this study was to assess the appropriate treatment duration for enterococcal central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)" Rosselli Del Turco et al (2022).

Treatment of CLABSI caused by Enterococcus

Abstract:

Objective of this study was to assess the appropriate treatment duration for enterococcal central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). This observational, retrospective, multicenter study conducted between 2011 and 2019 enrolled all hospitalized patients with monomicrobial enterococcal CLABSI. Those with infective endocarditis and non-survivors at least 7 days from index blood culture (BC) were excluded. Primary endpoint was 30-day mortality. We enrolled 113 patients, of whom 59% were male, median age was 64 (SD ± 15) and median Charlson’s index score 5 (IQR 3-8). Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium were found in 51% and 44% of cases, respectively. Median treatment duration was 11 days (IQR 6-17), and 32% of patients (n = 36) received ≤ 7 days. Characteristics of patients receiving more or less than 7 days of treatment were similar. Central line was removed in 82% (n = 93) of cases within a median of 3 days (1-8). At both uni- and multivariate analysis, duration of antibiotic treatment > 7 days was not associated with 30-day mortality even after adjustment with propensity score . A 7-day treatment course appears to be safe in non-complicated enterococcal CLABSIs.


Reference:

Rosselli Del Turco E, Pasquini Z, Scolz K, Amedeo A, Beci G, Giglia M, Bussini L, Carvalho-Brugger S, Gutiérrez L, Tedeschi S, Garcia M, Ambretti S, Pericàs JM, Giannella M, Viale P, Bartoletti M. Treatment duration for central line-associated infection caused by Enterococcus spp.: a retrospective evaluation of a multicenter cohort. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 1. doi: 10.1007/s10096-022-04481-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35915273.