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UNLABELLED Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are a common problem in patients after central venous catheterization. Using DNA analysis we compared bacteria found on the tip of central venous catheters removed because of clinical signs of CRBSI with bacteria found on needle, dilator, and guidewire used for insertion of these catheters. In five(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiology, microbiology and outcome of infections caused by Capnocytophaga spp. at a single center. METHODS We report on ten documented infectious episodes caused by Capnocytophaga observed between 1994 and 1999 at the Innsbruck University Hospital. RESULTS In seven of ten patients, Capnocytophaga septicemia was diagnosed(More)
The objective of the present study was to establish the occurrence ofChlamydia pneumoniae by direct detection in gargled-water specimens obtained from 193 children suffering from acute or chronic respiratory infections. Specimens were analyzed by an indirect immunofluorescence test (IIF), a genus-specific antigen enzyme immunosorbent assay (EIA) and the(More)
Das Chemokin CXCL-13 ist ein potenzieller intrathekaler Biomarker für die Neuroborreliose (NB). Die diagnostische Sensitivität von CXCL-13 im Rahmen der NB liegt je nach Studie zwischen 88 und 100 % und die Spezifität zwischen 63 und 99,7 %. Ziel dieser Untersuchung war es, die Sensitivität und Spezifität des CXCL-13 im Rahmen der Neuroborreliose in einer(More)
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