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Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections in 2 Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

  • Linda L. Wolfenden (a1), Grant Anderson (a2), Emir Veledar (a3) and Arjun Srinivasan (a4) (a5)
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Emory University, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, 1365A Clifton Road, 4th floor, Atlanta, GA 30322 (lwolfen@emory.edu)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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