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“What the Eyes Don't See, the Heart Doesn't Grieve Over”: Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Bloodstream Infections following Cardiac Catheterization

  • Kristen V. Dicks (a1), Russell Staheli (a2), Deverick J. Anderson (a3) (a4), Becky A. Miller (a5), W. Schuyler Jones (a6), J. Kevin Harrison (a6), Daniel J. Sexton (a3) (a4), Rebekah W. Moehring (a3) and Luke F. Chen (a3) (a4)...
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.

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Duke Medical Hospital, Medical Res Office, Room 8254DN, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710 (kristen.dicks@duke.edu)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
  • URL: /core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology
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