Performance of two resin-containing blood culture media in detection of bloodstream infections and in direct matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) broth assays for isolate identification: clinical comparison of the BacT/Alert Plus and Bactec Plus

@article{Fiori2014PerformanceOT,
  title={Performance of two resin-containing blood culture media in detection of bloodstream infections and in direct matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) broth assays for isolate identification: clinical comparison of the BacT/Alert Plus and Bactec Plus},
  author={Barbara Fiori and T D'inzeo and Viviana Di Florio and Flavio De Maio and Giulia de Angelis and Alessia Giaquinto and Lara Campana and Eloisa Tanzarella and Mario Tumbarello and Massimo Antonelli and Maurizio Sanguinetti and Teresa Spanu},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={52 10},
  pages={3558-67}
}
We compared the clinical performances of the BacT/Alert Plus (bioMérieux) and Bactec Plus (Becton Dickinson) aerobic and anaerobic blood culture (BC) media with adsorbent polymeric beads. Patients ≥ 16 years old with suspected bloodstream infections (BSIs) were enrolled in intensive care units and infectious disease wards. A single 40-ml blood sample was collected from each and used to inoculate (10 ml/bottle) one set of BacT/Alert Plus cultures and one set of Bactec Plus cultures, each set… CONTINUE READING
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