The detection of microbial DNA in the blood: a sensitive method for diagnosing bacteremia and/or bacterial translocation in surgical patients.

@article{Kane1998TheDO,
  title={The detection of microbial DNA in the blood: a sensitive method for diagnosing bacteremia and/or bacterial translocation in surgical patients.},
  author={Timothy D. Kane and James W. Alexander and Jay A Johannigman},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={227 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose was to determine the sensitivity of detecting microbial DNA in the blood of surgical patients as a measure for diagnosing systemic infection and/or translocation from the gut. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Microbial infections and translocation of intestinal bacteria are thought to contribute to multiple system organ failure, but bacterial… CONTINUE READING