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Cost analysis of strategies to reduce blood culture contamination in the emergency department: sterile collection kits and phlebotomy teams.

Self WH, Talbot TR, Paul BR, Collins SP, Ward MJ.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Aug;35(8):1021-8. doi: 10.1086/677161. Epub 2014 Jun 20.


Impact of hourly emergency department patient volume on blood culture contamination and diagnostic yield.

Halverson S, Malani PN, Newton DW, Habicht A, Vander Have K, Younger JG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jun;51(6):1721-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03422-12. Epub 2013 Mar 20.


Effectiveness of practices to reduce blood culture contamination: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices systematic review and meta-analysis.

Snyder SR, Favoretto AM, Baetz RA, Derzon JH, Madison BM, Mass D, Shaw CS, Layfield CD, Christenson RH, Liebow EB.

Clin Biochem. 2012 Sep;45(13-14):999-1011. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2012.06.007. Epub 2012 Jun 16. Review.


Optimum Time to Detection of Bacteria and Yeast Species with BACTEC 9120 Culture System from Blood and Sterile Body Fluids.

Pal N, Sharma R, Rishi S, Vyas L.

J Lab Physicians. 2009 Jul;1(2):69-72. doi: 10.4103/0974-2727.59703.


Reducing blood culture contamination by a simple informational intervention.

Roth A, Wiklund AE, Pålsson AS, Melander EZ, Wullt M, Cronqvist J, Walder M, Sturegård E.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Dec;48(12):4552-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00877-10. Epub 2010 Sep 29.


Effects of volume and site of blood draw on blood culture results.

Gonsalves WI, Cornish N, Moore M, Chen A, Varman M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Nov;47(11):3482-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02107-08. Epub 2009 Sep 30.


Impact of blood cultures drawn by phlebotomy on contamination rates and health care costs in a hospital emergency department.

Gander RM, Byrd L, DeCrescenzo M, Hirany S, Bowen M, Baughman J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr;47(4):1021-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02162-08. Epub 2009 Jan 26.


Isopropyl alcohol compared with isopropyl alcohol plus povidone-iodine as skin preparation for prevention of blood culture contamination.

Kiyoyama T, Tokuda Y, Shiiki S, Hachiman T, Shimasaki T, Endo K.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jan;47(1):54-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01425-08. Epub 2008 Oct 29.


Evidence for a pseudo-outbreak of Candida guilliermondii fungemia in a university hospital in Brazil.

Medeiros EA, Lott TJ, Colombo AL, Godoy P, Coutinho AP, Braga MS, Nucci M, Brandt ME.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Mar;45(3):942-7. Epub 2007 Jan 17.


Updated review of blood culture contamination.

Hall KK, Lyman JA.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2006 Oct;19(4):788-802. Review.


Postmortem bacteriology: a re-evaluation.

Morris JA, Harrison LM, Partridge SM.

J Clin Pathol. 2006 Jan;59(1):1-9. Review.


Blood culture contamination: persisting problems and partial progress.

Weinstein MP.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Jun;41(6):2275-8. Review. No abstract available.


Comparison of iodophor and alcohol pledgets with the Medi-Flex blood culture prep kit II for preventing contamination of blood cultures.

Wilson ML, Weinstein MP, Mirrett S, Reimer LG, Fernando C, Meredith FT, Reller LB.

J Clin Microbiol. 2000 Dec;38(12):4665-7.


Blood cultures positive for coagulase-negative staphylococci: antisepsis, pseudobacteremia, and therapy of patients.

Souvenir D, Anderson DE Jr, Palpant S, Mroch H, Askin S, Anderson J, Claridge J, Eiland J, Malone C, Garrison MW, Watson P, Campbell DM.

J Clin Microbiol. 1998 Jul;36(7):1923-6.

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