TABLE 5

Results of analyses of risk factors for mortality in 121 patients with hVISA bacteremia

Risk factorUnivariate analysis result [OR (95% CI)]Multivariate analysis resulta
aOR (95% CI)P value
Hematologic malignancy9.65 (1.04–89.49)10.24 (0.67–156.25)0.094
Ultimately or rapidly fatal diseaseb2.95 (1.32–6.61)2.80 (1.14–6.85)0.024
Pitt bacteremia score1.27 (1.09–1.48)1.26 (1.07–1.48)0.005
Linezolid as definitive antibiotic0.41 (0.15–1.10)
ST239 clone0.16 (0.02–1.28)0.13 (0.01–1.43)0.095
  • a This model fit the data well in terms of discrimination (C-statistic = 0.76) and calibration (Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit statistic = 7.03; P = 0.32).

  • b Of all patients, only one in the deceased group had rapidly fatal disease.