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Impact of medications on bacterial growth in syringes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21864939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Syringes used to administer intravenous medications in an intensive care unit were cultured, and the isolates were compared with those from positive blood cultures from the same patients. The overall contamination rate was 16%, and syringes used for drugs such as insulin, which support bacterial growth, had higher contamination rates. All syringes should be changed routinely after 6h.
Authors:
M Kerenyi; Z Borza; C Csontos; B Ittzes; I Batai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hospital infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2939     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007166     Medline TA:  J Hosp Infect     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary.
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