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BACKGROUND Suspicion of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) leads frequently to unnecessary catheter withdrawals, and many catheter-tip cultures yield negative results. The objective of(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of how positive blood culture results are reported on the evolution bloodstream infections (BSIs) has not been assessed. METHODS We randomly assigned patients with BSIs into 3(More)
We carried out a nationwide study with all of the isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa collected in a week in 136 hospitals in Spain. The data on 1,014 isolates included resistance to the following(More)
BACKGROUND Variations in testing for Clostridium difficile infection can hinder patients' care, increase the risk of transmission, and skew epidemiological data. We aimed to measure the(More)