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Protocol of Bouza et al for Evaluating a Patient with Suspected Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Without Catheter Withdrawal

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Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Hematology Oncology

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Sometimes an intravascular catheter is removed for suspected bloodstream infection when it is not necessary to do so. Bouza et al evaluated ways to manage a patient with possible catheter-related bloodstream infection without immediate catheter removal. The authors are from Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon in Madrid.

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