TITLE

Review: Paired quantitative blood cultures most accurately detect intravascular device--related bloodstream infection: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
O'Grady, Naomi P.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article comments on a clinical study according to which paired quantitative blood cultures most accurately detect intravascular device-related bloodstream infection. Bacteremia remains one of the most serious complications related to the use of intravascular catheters. Determining which patients' catheters are the source of their bacteremia is challenging without the removal of the device. Attention has been focused on methods to diagnose catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) without catheter removal. Researchers showed that paired quantitative blood cultures are the most accurate method to diagnosis CR-BSI in situ for long-term catheters.
ACCESSION #
18925759

 

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