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Table 1 Prevalence of colonization or infection with multidrug-resistant organisms in elderly bedridden patients with dementia vs. other patients

From: Elderly bedridden patients with dementia use over one quarter of resources in internal medicine wards in an Israeli hospital

OrganismEBRPD (n = 405)non-EBRPD (n = 1262)Odds ratio (95% CI)P
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci9 (2.2%)20 (1.6%)1.41 (0.64–3.12)0.4
Methicillin-resistant S. aureus50 (12.3%)78 (6.2%)2.14 (1.47–3.11)< 0.001
Multidrug-resistant A. baumannii35 (8.6%)38 (3.0%)3.05 (1.90–4.89)< 0.001
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae12 (3.0%)32 (2.5%)1.17 (0.60–2.30)0.6
C. difficile17 (4.2%)21 (1.7%)2.59 (1.35–4.96)0.003
ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae122 (30.1%)137 (10.9%)3.54 (2.69–4.67)< 0.001
Any MDROa159 (39.3%)227 (18.0%)2.95 (2.30–3.77)< 0.001
  1. aA patient may carry multiple resistant bacteria