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Comparison of contamination in simultaneous blood cultures with clinical findings.
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PMID:  23348180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Blood culture, the basic method used in the diagnosis of bacteremia or sepsis, is decisive for patient's treatment. It is emerging whether the isolated microorganism is a causative agent of the infection or a contaminant. The aim of this study was to determine whether Gram-positive microorganisms, which were isolated from blood cultures simultaneously collected from two distinct veins both revealed the same species and same susceptibility proiles as they were causative agents of the bloodstream infection. Among the strains isolated from a total of 67 cultures, which revealed the same species, 52.2% (35/67) were considered to be clinical causative agents and 47.8% (32/67) were considered as skin contaminants. Inoculation of the simultaneous blood cultures collected from two distinct veins should be performed.
Authors:
Firat Zafer Mengeloglu; Tekin Tas; Fatih Demırcan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski glasnik : official publication of the Medical Association of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1840-0132     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101250177     Medline TA:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu; Turkey 2Department of Internal Diseases, Private Cagri Medical Center, Elazig; Turkey.
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