The summary below is from the full report titled “Clinical Utility of Blood Cultures Drawn from Indwelling Central Venous Catheters in Hospitalized Patients with Cancer.” It is in the 2 November 1999 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 131, pages 641-647). The authors are J.A. DesJardin, M.E. Falagas, R. Ruthazer, J. Griffith, D. Wawrose, D. Schenkein, K. Miller, and D.R. Snydman.
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Are Blood Tests for Infection Accurate If They are Taken from Patients' Intravenous Lines?. Ann Intern Med. ;131:641. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-131-9-199911020-00033
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(9):641.
Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis.
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