The clinical and prognostic importance of positive blood cultures in adults.

@article{Pien2010TheCA,
  title={The clinical and prognostic importance of positive blood cultures in adults.},
  author={Brian C Pien and P Shanmuga. Sundaram and Natalia Raoof and Susanna Fern{\'a}ndez Costa and Stanley Mirrett and Christopher W. Woods and L. Barth Reller and Melvin P. Weinstein},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={123 9},
  pages={
          819-28
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in adults. Bloodstream infections should be reassessed periodically because of increased antibiotic resistance, more patients receiving immunomodulatory therapy, improved antiretroviral therapy, and acquisition of infection in health care settings other than hospitals. METHODS We conducted retrospective assessment by infectious disease physicians of hospitalized adults with positive blood cultures at 3 academic… CONTINUE READING
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