Intravenous catheter associated bacteremia role of the diagnostic microbiology laboratory

Kent B Crossley, J. M. Matsen

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Abstract

A 2 year review of 316 routine intravenous catheter cultures revealed 57 positive cultures (18%), with 57% of the 74 organisms recovered interpreted as pathogens. There were five episodes of catheter associated septicemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1007
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Microbiology
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973

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