Table 1

 Comparison of clinical features in patients infected with enterococci highly resistant or sensitive to gentamicin

FactorResistant patients (n=17)Sensitive patients (n=26)p-Value
Sex
Male8140.67
Female9120.67
Age (years)
0–109 0.006
1–60640.13
60+11130.85
Days on ward
1–147160.19
>1410100.19
Unit
Medical890.41
Surgical990.23
ITU560.64
SCBU08 0.011
Catheter
Urinary106 0.017
Indwelling/IV10100.19
Prior antibiotic therapy
Yes1515 0.032
No111 0.009
Not known1
Number of antibiotics
1–411140.48
5+41 0.04
Period of therapy (days)
1–1410140.74
>1441 0.04
Type of therapy
Gentamicin460.97
Penicillin580.92
Cephalosporin1312 0.05