Increased blood culture sensitivity in pediatric oncology patients: is it the peripheral culture or increased collected blood volume?

@article{Adamkiewicz2010IncreasedBC,
  title={Increased blood culture sensitivity in pediatric oncology patients: is it the peripheral culture or increased collected blood volume?},
  author={Thomas V. Adamkiewicz},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={903-903}
}
Scheinemann et al. [3] re-examined retrospectively the occurrence of central vs. peripheral blood cultures on the same oncology ward where a similar study was conducted previously [1]. The principal observation from the original study was that peripheral blood cultures were seldom clinically useful as a means to identify central line infections. However, both studies showed that the addition of a peripheral culture overall improves sensitivity to detect true pathogens. As Scheinemann et al… CONTINUE READING
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