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Henry Ford Hospital study: hVISA linked to high mortality
Date:9/12/2010

19 hVISA patients against 19 non-hVISA patients, eliminating such factors as age, source of infection and level of sickness. The results:

  • Six hVISA patients died within 30 days compared to three non-hVISA patients.
  • Twelve hVISA patients died within 90 days compared to six non-hVISA patients.
  • Five hVISA patients saw their infection return after 90 days compared to zero for non-hVISA patients.
  • hVISA patients stayed on average four more days in the hospital than non-hVISA patients.
  • hVISA patients were more likely to have received vancomycin in the past.


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Contact: David Olejarz
dolejar1@hfhs.org
313-874-4094
Henry Ford Health System
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