Skin antiseptics in venous puncture-site disinfection for prevention of blood culture contamination: systematic review with meta-analysis.

@article{Caldeira2011SkinAI,
  title={Skin antiseptics in venous puncture-site disinfection for prevention of blood culture contamination: systematic review with meta-analysis.},
  author={D. Caldeira and C. David and C. Sampaio},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={
          223-32
        }
}
  • D. Caldeira, C. David, C. Sampaio
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of hospital infection
  • Blood cultures drawn by venous puncture are common clinical procedures for the detection of bacteraemia. Blood culture contamination (BCC) can lead to clinical misinterpretation and unnecessary expenses. We aimed to systematically review randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with skin antiseptics for prevention of contamination in venous-puncture drawn blood cultures. We conducted database search using CENTRAL (Cochrane Library issue April 2010), MEDLINE, EMBASE and mRCT, in June 2010. All RCTs… CONTINUE READING
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