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Collection, management, and interpretation of blood cultures have been perennial problems for both the clinical pathologist and the clinician. With the advent of complex surgical techniques and the greater use of catheters for monitoring and feeding critically ill patients, blood cultures are becoming increasingly important in patient management. This monograph is a collection of six papers delivered at a seminar on problems related to bacteremia, held at the 1971 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. The original presentations were enlarged, brought up to date, and referenced.
The magnitude of the problem is presented in the first chapter by
Bacteremia. Laboratory and Clinical Aspects.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:141. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-1-141_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(1):141.
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