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Clinical impact of blood cultures contaminated with coagulase-negative staphylococci at an academic medical center.
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PMID:  21558778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Of all blood cultures positive for coagulase-negative staphylococci collected in 1 year at an academic hospital, 100 were selected randomly for review and designated true positives or contaminated. For the 85 patients whose cultures were determined to be contaminated, chart abstractions revealed substantial unnecessary antibiotic administration, additional laboratory tests and procedures, and hospital readmissions.
Yuri F van der Heijden; Geraldine Miller; Patty W Wright; Bryan E Shepherd; Titus L Daniels; Thomas R Talbot
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1559-6834     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.
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