Multiplex polymerase chain reaction detection enhancement of bacteremia and fungemia.

  title={Multiplex polymerase chain reaction detection enhancement of bacteremia and fungemia.},
  author={Richard F. Louie and Zuping Tang and Timothy E. Albertson and Stuart A. Cohen and Nam Khoa Tran and Gerald J. Kost},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={36 5},
OBJECTIVE To test a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for simultaneous detection of multiple organisms in bloodstream infections. METHODS Prospective observational study at the University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA). Two hundred adult (>18 yrs) patients from the emergency room, intensive care units, and general medicine wards at risk of a bloodstream infection and who manifested signs of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Whole… CONTINUE READING


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