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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;33(8):837-41. doi: 10.1086/666739. Epub 2012 Jun 26.

"What the eyes don't see, the heart doesn't grieve over": epidemiology and risk factors for bloodstream infections following cardiac catheterization.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. kristen.dicks@duke.edu

Abstract

No standard definition exists for surveillance and characterization of the epidemiology of bloodstream infections (BSIs) after cardiac catheterization (CC) procedures. We proposed a novel case definition and determined the epidemiology and risk factors of BSIs after CC procedure using this new definition.

PMID:
22759552
PMCID:
PMC3628726
DOI:
10.1086/666739
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