[MOL] Central venous catheters reliable for fuling out bloodstream infec [00333] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] Central venous catheters reliable for fuling out bloodstream infections.....



BLOOD DRAWN FROM CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERS RELIABLE FOR RULING OUT
BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS
While current guidelines from the American College of Physicians discourage
the use of central venous catheters for obtaining blood samples for
culture, results of a study published this week suggest that, in
hospitalized cancer patients, blood obtained this way can be used reliably
to rule out bloodstream infections.
http://oncology.medscape.com/13595.rhtml
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