Preliminary evaluation of a new clinical algorithm to interpret blood cultures growing coagulase-negative staphylococci.


Evaluating the clinical significance of blood cultures positive for coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) is of critical importance since these microorganisms represent both the first contaminants of blood cultures and one of the leading causes of bloodstream infection (BSI). This prospective 2-centre study aimed to compare a previously reported algorithm… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/00365548.2013.765590


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