Diagnostic accuracy and potential clinical value of the LightCycler SeptiFast assay in the management of bloodstream infections occurring in neutropenic and critically ill patients.

@article{Bravo2011DiagnosticAA,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy and potential clinical value of the LightCycler SeptiFast assay in the management of bloodstream infections occurring in neutropenic and critically ill patients.},
  author={Dayana Bravo and Jos{\'e} Blanquer and Mar Tormo and Gerardo Aguilar and Rafael Gil Borr{\'a}s and Carlos Solano and Mar{\'i}a Angeles Clari and Elisa Maria Almeida Costa and Beatriz Mu{\~n}oz-Cobo and M. Arg{\"u}eso and J. R. Pineda and David Navarro},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          e326-31
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to compare the performance of the LightCycler SeptiFast Test MGRADE and conventional blood culture in the etiological diagnosis of febrile episodes occurring in neutropenic and critically ill patients (in the intensive care unit; ICU), and to assess the potential clinical value of the SeptiFast test in patient management. METHODS A total of 86 febrile episodes occurring in 33 neutropenic patients and 53 ICU patients were analyzed. Blood samples for… CONTINUE READING

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